The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Trailer Review Tickets

Olana State Historic Site

Friday, August 19 7:30p

Doors open at 7 with pre-screening presentation and film to follow at sunset.

With live soundtrack by Bill Ware and band.

Hudson Valley Picture Show

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)

“A masterpiece.” –Jean Renoir

*Based on One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, a text which Frederic Church had several copies of in his own library.

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

Doors open at 7 with pre-screening presentation and film to follow at sunset.

“…Vibraphonist, bassist, composer, pianist, educator and creative adventurer, [Bill] Ware’s genre-bending career, well into its fourth decade, has been nothing short of riveting. A founding member of the Jazz Passengers and Groove Collective, he’s also collaborated with Steely Dan, John Zorn, JD Parran, Marc Ribot, Bobby Sanabria, Deborah Harry, the BBC Concert Orchestra…and many more.” -John Pietaro

Come early to enjoy food & beverages by Joust organic cafe.

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