Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Red Balloon/We interrupt....
Do yourself a favor, if you are in the NY vicinity, here's a Field Trip I advise you take for yourself. BAM Cinemas is currently showing a restored print of 'The Red Balloon' by Albert Lamorisse (paired with his earlier piece 'The White Mane' ). It is a 'childrens' film' but really it's not, it is one of the most beautiful films ever on screen. It won the Palm d'Or in 1956, and despite having about six lines of dialogue in the whole film, incredibly, it won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar as well.
Showing daily at BAM Rose Cinemas Dec 22-Jan 1 at 1 PM.
Read the NY Times article on the reissue;
BAM info; http://www.bam.org/film/firstrun.aspx?id=1058
Ok, enough talk, just go see it.