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'Alice in Wonderland' to screen in film series - LACMA 1/9/07


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  • 'Alice in Wonderland' to screen in film series - LACMA 1/9/07

    January 19 - February 24
    Through the Looking Glass

    (and Down the Rabbit Hole…)
    "The world is much deeper but also more transparent than we think.... And the magic of film consists in the possibility to express any phenomenon you want. That's why I like it so much. Sometimes you may think that I am out of touch with reality, but in fact I am a part of reality, that's all."David Lynch


    Rene Magritte's enigmatic paintings, with their deadpan humor and emphasis on monumental objects, were created during a century that saw the birth of both cinema and psychoanalysis and, in the words of LACMA's senior curator of modern art, Stephanie Barron, continue "to appeal to modern audiences hungry for the puzzling conjunctions of the everyday and the fantastic." Though the concept of parallel realities existed in the Victorian era, it was cinema that could induce a dreamlike state in the viewer and depict the visual landscape of the unconscious.

    and Vertigo, the characters journey into the mirror to steal a loved one back from Death itself.

    Alternatively, films such as Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz depict imaginary landscapes peopled by delightful and menacing creatures. And in virtually all the films in the series, the audience, like the characters, must ask itself: what is real, and what is fantasy?

    Saturday, January 27
    5:00 pm Alice in Wonderland (1951/color/75 min.)
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 'Alice in Wonderland' to screen in film series - LACMA 1/9/07

    Nice! Thanks for posting this, I am surely going to be there!


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