Past

The Pharaoh’s Belt

Lewis Klahr, 1993

The Thief of Bagdad

Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan, 1940

parallax image

The recipient of a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics, The Pharaoh’s Belt is an epic collage-animation journey through a midcentury suburban boy’s imagination.

As Klahr's longest film to date, Belt turns an astonishing range of advertising imagery into a surreal domestic playground where a child's subconscious tries to free itself from "the morass of Betty Crocker chocolate icing, Formica kitchens, and parental phantoms toward a mastery of the imagination and the attaining of true love." (Tom Gunning) (43 mins., 16mm)

Another journey into a world of fantasy and imagination, The Thief of Bagdad is one of the most spectacular fantasy films ever made. Based on The Arabian Nights, the film is full of wondrous special effects, color, and adventure as a prince teams up with a boy (played by Sabu, in his most famous role) to travel through a land of marvels, magic, heroism, and romance in an attempt to regain his royal title. Codirected by the great Michael Powell (whose own classic The Red Shoes screens in a new print June 25–26). (106 mins., 35mm)

Attending this event? Let your friends know and RSVP on Facebook.

Studio Visit with Filmmaker Lewis Klahr from Wexner Center on Vimeo.

 

 

 

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

PREFERRED AIRLINES
American Airlines/American Eagle

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Ohio Arts Council

close

Past

The Pharaoh’s Belt