Film Screening Lotte Reiniger’s “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”

The Adventures of Prince Achmed © Comenius-Film GmbH

Fri, 01/25/2019

Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave
Seattle WA 98122

Special Screening of 1926 German Animated Fairytale

Goethe Pop Up Seattle is excited to partner with our neighbor, the Northwest Film Forum, and specifically the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, to host a special screening of the oldest existing animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926).

The feature was made by 23-year-old teacher Lotte Reiniger, using the stop-motion and silhouette animation techniques she perfected. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician’s plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous other adventures.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary performance of the film score by Miles & Karina, with accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, glockenspiel and percussion, which premiered at Children’s Film Festival Seattle a decade ago and has now traveled the world!