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Film Screening: George Melies First Wizard of Cinema (1896–1913) Le Grand Melies Films 1896–1901

Event Date/Time

Jun 27, 2013
1:00 pm until 6:30 pm



June 27

1 and 4 p.m. screenings
Georges Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès, a prolific innovator in the use of special effects, accidentally discovered the substitution stop trick in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his work. Georges Méliès was a genuine virtuoso, producing and directing his own films while also devising the narratives; designing the sets, costumes and props; and frequently performing the leading parts.

Cost Free with museum admission

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
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