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Take a Trip to the Moon

Film Viewing, Q&A and Live Pianist

We’ve all seen the iconic black and white image of the moon with a rocket that crashed into its face. This image is from the ground-breaking, French silent film, A Trip to the Moon (1902), directed by Georges Melies. This film was inspired by Jules Verne’s novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon. Led by DVC film professor, learn about the history behind this film, along with another great silent film of the era, the Great Train Robbery. Clips from Thomas Edison and The Lumiere Brothers will also help illustrate the beginning of narrative filmmaking and the “language of film.”
Date & Time
  • April 19, 2017
  • 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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