The History of Movie Magic
If you've seen Martin Scorsese's Hugo, you've gotten a taste of the fantastical filmmaking of Georges Mélièls. Mélièls (pronounced mel-YEZ), who made films from the 1890s through the 1920s, is credited with making the first science-fiction film and was even known as the "Cinemagician." Time-lapse photography, multiple exposures and hand-tinted coloring were a few of the techniques he helped develop. American Cinematheque presents a Georges Mélièls Shorts Program with live musical accompaniment, featuring such rarely seen titles as L'Auberge du Bon Repos, Le Chapeau A Surprise (the surprising hat!), Le Monstre, Le Livre Magique and many more. (But if you want to see the restored version of his most famous film, A Trip to the Moon, you'll have to return to the Aero in February.) Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Sun., Jan. 22, 5 p.m.; $11, $9 students & seniors. (323) 466-FILM, americancinematheque.com.
Sun., Jan. 22, 5 p.m., 2012
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Los Angeles, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403