Movies at Manly 2022: Richard Bradshaw’s Shadow Puppets and the Adventures of Prince Achmed
Before the film, Richard Bradshaw OAM shall present his shadow puppets for older audiences and provide a talk about the work of Lotte Reiniger whom he met on a number of occasions.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) by Lotte Reiniger. This magnificently colored and digitally restored masterpiece is presented with a wonderful soundtrack. The complex tale of Achmed, his beloved, the wicked Magician, the kindly and powerful Ogre, the magical flying horde, and all the other characters are presented in this astonishing and enchanting array of silhouetted puppets.
Before the feature, Lotte Reiniger’s first film, a short, The Ornament of a Loving Heart (1919), will be presented with a recorded introduction by Caroline Yeager, Assistant Curator, Moving Image Department, George Eastman Museum. The generous assistance from the George Eastman Museum is appreciated.