Lotte Reiniger: Puppetry & Animation Pioneer

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Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Thu Aug 1 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (1 hour)
Host:Whitney Grace (Puppet Program)
Ages:Everyone (6+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:Marriott, room Indiana Ballroom E
Tickets:133 out of 160 are available (as of 4 hours ago (3:30 pm Sunday May 31st, 2020))
Event added:Mon May 6 3:45 pm

Lotte Reiniger is an unsung treasure in puppetry & animation with a career spanning 50 years & 30+ films. Animation historian Whitney Grace will reveal Reiniger's career & contribution to history.

For 3 years during the 1920s, in an attic in Potsdam, a young woman crafted what is today the oldest surviving animated feature film. Equipped with scissors, cardboard, sheets of lead, glass panes & a camera, animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger filmed Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed) using a technique of frame-by-frame silhouette animation she developed. As the result of a number of factors--her gender, her German ethnicity, World War II & a lack of funding--Reiniger became a footnote in animation history. Yet her 60-plus films plainly show her skill & dedication to her craft. This detailed account of her life & work describes her significant contributions to animation, puppetry, Weimar cinema & modern filmmaking

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