Detroit Film Theatre


Thursday, November 14, 2013

2:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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. 

Animation evolved into a sizeable business by the 1920s. In New York, pioneers such as Max and Dave Fleisher were creating characters like Koko the Clown, Betty Boop and Popeye the Sailor, who literally popped "out of the inkwell" to embark on surrealistic, sophisticated adventures that embraced the ethos and rhythms of the Jazz Age. Program curated By Steve Stanchfield, Professor of Animation, Entertainment Arts, College for Creative Studies.

Playing with Fire (1926)

Draggin’ the Dragon (1928)

Swing You Sinners (1930)

Popcorn (1931)

The Bum Bandit (1931)

A Swiss Trick (1931)

The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)

The Little Dutch Mill (1934)

The Sunshine Makers (1935)

Dead End Cats (1945)

The Enchanted Square (1947)


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