KinoKonzert #08: The Adventures of Prince Achmed with Phillip Johnston

The Adventures of Prince Achmed The Adventures of Prince Achmed © Lotte Reiniger Foundation

The world's oldest animated features meets the Sydney jazz composer

For the eighth edition of the KinoKonzert series, the Goethe-Institut presents Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 masterpiece The Adventures of Prince Achmed with an original score by American-Australian jazz composer Phillip Johnston. 

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the oldest surviving animated feature film. Long before Walt Disney, Lotte Reiniger created sophisticated animations, but despite her ground-breaking pioneer work the German artist rarely got the recognition she deserved.

For the KinoKonzert series, this cinematic gem will be accompanied by an equally as detailed original score by US-born, now Sydney-based composer Phillip Johnston and his quartet.