A Trip to the Moon / The Extraordinary Voyage

  • A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune)
  • The Extraordinary Voyage (Le voyage extraordinaire)


Old Town Playhouse Wed, Aug 1, 2012 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:State Theatre Centennial Celebration
.Tickets Still Available.
Runtime:74 min


Using trick photography and intricate set design, cine-magician George Méliès created the most famous movie in all of early cinema and took the world on its first outer-space journey in “A Trip to the Moon.” The patron saint of special effects, Méliès was also the first filmmaker to see the cinema not just as reflection of reality, but as a canvas for our dreams. We are screening this classic along with “The Extraordinary Voyage,” which documents the rigorous restoration of Méliès’ best-known work by film archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange and their efforts to revitalize a film unseen in its original hand-painted glory for 109 years. Through interviews with some of the most imaginative minds in cinema today, including Martin Scorsese, Michel Gondry and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Méliès’ enduring legacy becomes apparent. In French and English with English subtitles.

Included Shorts

A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune) (14min) More
The Extraordinary Voyage (Le voyage extraordinaire) (60min) More

Additional Information


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