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Thu., March 16, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 2017
$15–$18

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BRIC Arts Media House
647 Fulton St.
New York, NY  11217
718-855-7882
Lotte Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated film, serves as lead instrument when the great Danish psych-rock quartet Dungen (meaning "the grove") perform an original instrumental score commissioned by the Swedish Film Institute. Reiniger developed her frame-by-frame animation style, reminiscent of Indonesian wayang shadow puppetry, as a silhouette-snipping girl. Her 1926 film is a proto-Disney adventure story in which the eponymous prince (who takes a cameo turn early in the Mouse Factory's Aladdin) rescues a caliph's daughter from an evil sorcerer. Dungen's recording of the score, Häxen, takes its title from the film's real heroine, in their estimation: its day-saving Witch. Facing the screen, backs to audience, Dungen performs music that veers from mellow Mellotron vibes to fiery space-rock fueled by lead guitarist Reine Fiske.
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