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Magic Lantern Show

The Ghost of Robinson Crusoe

1st April 2017 at The French Film Festival – Richmond (VA)
15 April 2017 at the Cinémathèque française – Paris

A Live Magic Lantern Show featuring rare, prismatic and vibrant hand-painted glass slides moving across the screen. The show will be accompanied by an original story written by Laurent Mannoni and Laure Parchomenko from the Cinémathèque française, with the actor Nathan Willcocks as the narrator, the harpist Liénor Mancip and foley-artist Zak Mahmoud. This show will invite the audience to an extraordinary journey back in time – thanks to the amazing collection of the Cinémathèque française. The star of the show will be a Triple Lantern designed by the Riley Brothers from Bradford, UK (1887) and an exquisite collection of slides.

Detail about the night at the Byrd Theatre (American exclusive event)

Detail about the night at the Cinémathèque française