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Special Events: Spring 2018
Serge Bromberg’s Retour de Flamme: New Discoveries

June 17 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Serge Bromberg in person

A César-winning director, former head of the Annecy Animation Film Festival, and TV producer, Parisian Serge Bromberg is most of all a collector of rare and enchanting films, which he frequently discovers at auctions and flea markets, archives and attics, and other unlikely places. His company, Lobster Films, is one of the premier corporations in the world specializing in the conservation, restoration, and presentation of lost classics and curiosities, in collaboration with major film archives, studios, and festivals to bring back these lost treasures. Bromberg is also an extraordinary showman; his famous Retour de Flamme is full of humor, emotions, and surprises. This special program, which Bromberg also accompanies on piano, includes many of his most recent discoveries. Among the stars of today’s show: Laurel and Hardy’s lost masterpiece, Georges Méliès’s Trip to the Moon in color, legendary opera singer Enrico Caruso, early animation, and much more. (Approximately 90 minutes)

A Trip to the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1902)
courtesy Photofest

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