The Man in the Moon (1907) by Emile Cohl

Sunday, April 1, 1984, 8:00 pm

Early Animation: The Silent Film / A Parallel History


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Animation is usually overlooked when considering the early silent film. A particular focus of this program of obscure works is the characteristic reflexity of early animation which often included the animator’s presence, the animator as the magician in the cinema, and the technical transition from paper to cel animation. The program will include the premiere of two films by Emile Cohl recently released in America.

Un Drame Chez Les Fantoches (1906) & The Man in the Moon (1907), Emile Cohl: Sure-Locked Homes (1926), Otto Mesmer; The Voice of the Nightingale (1923), Vladislas Starevitch; Max and Moritz (1920), Wilhelm Bush; Down Where the Limburger Blows (1917), Bray Studios featuring the Katzenjammer Kids; Willi’s Nightmare (1926), Paul Perofs; Princess Nicotine (1909), J. Stuart Blackton; Adam Raises Cain (1920), Tony Sarg; and other films.