Detroit Film Theatre


WATCH ME MOVE: PIONEERS OF ANIMATION

Friday, November 29, 2013

4:00 PM DFT Auditorium

Watch Me Move is the most extensive animation exhibition ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and rare masterpieces from the first 150 years of the medium. A spectacularly designed series of galleries allow visitors to stroll through an incredible array of animation techniques via more than 100 film segments from across generations and cultures.

Enhance your visit to Watch Me Move by attending an animation compilation in the historic Detroit Film Theatre. All exhibition visitors receive one free ticket for the films listed below; additional tickets are $5.00 each. Total running time for each film is approximately 60 min. 

At the dawn of the twentieth century, visionary artists such as the Lumière brothers, Etienne-Jules Marey, Emile Cohl, Georges Méliès and others first discovered the unique ability of artificially animated images to cast a spell of astonishment. More than a century later, these exquisite works have lost none of their enchanting power. Program curated By Steve Stanchfield, Professor of Animation, Entertainment Arts, College for Creative Studies.

The Toy that Grew Up (1946)

The Haunted Hotel (1907)

Princess Nicotine (1909)

The Hasher’s Delirium (1910)

Mobelier Fidele (1910)

The Artist’s Dream (1913)

How a Mosquito Operates (1912)

Modeling (1920)

How Animated Cartoons Are Made (1919)

George Washington Modeled in Clay (1924)

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