GME is Sponsoring FIAF’S Animation Nights New York Series Presentation of Pinscreen Magic Jan. 26 & 27

The pinscreen instrument produces beautiful and lyrical black and white short films. This program showcases the first film produced with the pinscreen in 1933 by its creators, Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker; films made in Canada by Jacques Drouin and Michèle Lemieux; as well as the most recent pinscreen film made in 2017 by Justine Vuylsteker.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Alexandre Rockwell, filmmaker (In the Soup) and grandson of Alexandre Alexeïeff, filmmaker Michèle Lemieux (Here and the Great Elsewhere), and executives Jean-Baptiste Garnero and Sophie Le Tétour, Direction du patrimoine cinématographique, CNC.

Canadian filmmaker Michèle Lemieux joins Jean-Baptiste Garnero and Sophie Le Tétour from France’s CNC (Le Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) for an in-depth conversation on the pinscreen instrument.

Jan. 26th Pinscreen Magic screening details and info

Jan. 27th The Legacy of the Pinscreen panel discussion details and info

A NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN   (  Une nuit sur le mont chauve)    Dir. Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker, France, 1933. 8 min 20 sec. B&W. No dialogue. The very first pinscreen animation film,  A Night on Bald Mountain  is set to Modest Mussorsgky’s evocative tone poem of the same name. This film is distributed to north american educational markets by gme as part of EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY.

A NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN (Une nuit sur le mont chauve)
Dir. Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker, France, 1933. 8 min 20 sec. B&W. No dialogue.
The very first pinscreen animation film, A Night on Bald Mountain is set to Modest Mussorsgky’s evocative tone poem of the same name. This film is distributed to north american educational markets by gme as part of EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY.

Jon Gartenberg’s short pinscreen film made onsite

Jon Gartenberg’s short pinscreen film made onsite

GME also distriubes several experimental animation titles by Maria Lassnig and Jeff Scher, in addition to a collection of Spanish animation, and other related films on DVD.