- Synchronized Pantomimes / Early Animations
- Ciné-Concert: The Early Animation of Segundo de Chomón
September 4 at 3:30
East Buidling Auditorium
Virginia Guastella, composer and pianist
Segundo de Chomón (1871–1929), the brilliant Spanish trickster and filmmaker, is frequently compared to his French contemporary Georges Méliès. (In fact, the two men worked together briefly in Paris while Chomón was producing films for Pathé Frères.) Chomón’s fantastic narratives are filled with animation and special effects, surprising twists, and tricks of the eye that amaze and amuse. This program features Le Spectre Rouge (1907), La Guerra e il Sogno di Momi (1917), and Lulù (1923). New scores composed and performed by Virginia Guastella of Bologna, Italy. Preservation and restoration by Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. Presented with the cooperation of the Italian Cultural Institute.