The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Sat, Dec 16 / 1–3 pm

Join MAD for a screening of The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Widely considered to be the earliest surviving, and possibly first, feature-length animated film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the work of film director and pioneer of animation, Lotte Reiniger. Adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales, the film follows the story of a young prince whisked away to a magical island on a flying horse. There he fights monstrous creatures, falls in love with a goddess, meets a boy named Aladdin, and fights sorcerers across lands.

The screening will begin with an introduction from New York City-based illustrator and art director Abby Walsh.

About the artist

Abby Walsh is a New York-based teaching artist and maker. Holding a degree in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, she has worked across arts and entertainment as an art director, illustrator, production designer, and much more. Walsh has been the head carpenter for institutions such as Park Avenue Armory, working with Marina Abramovich, Nick Cave, and Taryn Simon, among others to bring their visions to life.

These days, she can be found all over the city working with young people in various forms and styles as a teaching artist.

Image: Milestone Films/MonaFoma

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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