The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Trailer Review Tickets

Olana, Hudson

Friday, August 19

Hudson Valley Picture Show

With live soundtrack by Bill Ware and band.

One of the most remarkable achievements in film history, Lotte Reiniger’s animated tale follows our hero who, after being tricked by a wicked sorcerer, survives a series of wondrous adventures. Reiniger used intricately crafted cardboard cutouts, achieving a magical silhouette effect that remains enchanting nearly 100 years later. One of the first animated features (and the only that survives), it is infinitely charming, and serves as a reminder of women’s forgotten but essential contributions to the history of cinema. (Germany, 1926, 60m)

$14 general/$10 Upstate and Olana participants/free for children under 12 and PANORAMA participants

“A masterpiece.” –Jean Renoir