A master of stop-motion animation from the ’50s through the ’80s, Ray Harryhausen famously developed the technique of Dynamation, which allowed live actors to appear as though they were closely interacting with his monsters. Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans, and One Million Years B.C. all benefited from the Harryhausen touch. But the one that will always be considered his masterpiece is The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), about a sailor who must save a princess from an evil magician on an island inhabited by a cyclops, a serpent woman, and a dragon. Bring your inner child to this screening of a rare 35mm archival print. For a treat, attend the 6:50 show when critic Elliott Stein hosts a Cinemachat afterward.
Wed., Feb. 22, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m., 2012