I can’t believe we’re going to miss this, hopefully some of our DC-area Carrollians will get to go. The Arts Council of Fairfax County and Virginia Friend is hosting a performance of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. As their website puts it “A family-friendly evening in Strawberry Park combining orchestra and film, based on the 1915 silent movie adaptation, this hour-long program includes musical interludes between sections of the film as well as underscoring of the entire film with new arrangements of familiar children’s songs. Bring your own blanket and picnic.”
Sep 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM – Strawberry Park
As we mentioned back in April, the brilliant Alice ballet by Christopher Wheeldon will be streamed to movie theaters around the world on December 16. American theater locations are now available here. I urge you to see this if you can.
YouTube seems to be a great source of unusual items lately, and this is no exception!
From our elevator buddy Jenna comes this link to something I’ve never seen, but is way cool. A 1954 TV version of Alice on the Kraft Television Theatre, featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Interesting that they are involved as they were also on the Disney TV show One Hour in Wonderland on Christmas 1950 that promoted the soon-to-be-released Disney animated film. Share and enjoy!
Our next meeting, in Toronto and environs October 3–5, promises to be a doozy! Check out our Events Page for all the details. See you there!
This just in from our Fearless Leader:
Nickelodeon’s animated preschool bilingual heroine Dora the Explorer becomes the latest to bop through a looking-glass. Originally aired as “Dora in Wonderland” in March (Season 7, Episode 16), it is now available on YouTube and DVD. It features Mel Brooks as the Mad Hatter and Alan Cumming as the White Rabbit.
For those who just can’t get enough High Definition Czech surrealist cinema with a Carrollian twist, this is definitely for you. Released back in April, the Jan Svankmajer Alice is now on Blu-Ray. Check out this New York Times article. Said the Rabbit.
A very nice stop motion piece based on “The Mad Gardener’s Song” from Sylvie & Bruno.
Animator Jennifer Linton want to make a film about Alice in contemporary Toronto using stop motion techniques. Her Indiegogo campaign has be a huge success having already reached its goal, but its not too late to get in on the perks and contribute to what looks like a beautiful modern retelling. Visit her Indiegogo page for all the details.
It should come as no surprise that the latest in Disney’s Johnny Depp-fueled Alice films is not based on Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. The director speaks.