La Collectionneuse & Bob Baker Marionettes present:
Screening of ALICE (1988) - by Jan Svankmajer
With marionette performances + post reception
Doors at 7:30pm
Svankmajer's ALICE remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the classic tale of childhood fantasies.
“Svankmajer's sinister visual music has an irresistible potency and allure. Watching it, we feel the enthrallment of the irrational. It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell.”
“Svankmajer's creations have a quality of wonderment, but of a very peculiar sort; they're partly enchanted, partly haunted, and there's a hint of the morphologist's lab in them, a trace of formaldehyde.”
- Washington Post
“Mr. Svankmajer (...) has called ''Alice'' a series of ''dialogues with childhood, or expeditions into its landscape.'' (...) ''Alice,'' as it unearths the fears that animate dreams and nightmares, is definitely a film for adults.”
- NY Time
"An astonishing, dangerous, and Kafkaesque adventure through the subconscious."
- Highbrow Magazine
"the eeriest descent down Lewis Carroll's rabbit hole yet committed to film."
“no other film-maker (...) is so consistently inventive in his ability to marry pure, startling nonsense with rigorous logic, black wit with piercing psychological insights.”
- Washington post