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' [1952]). 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;
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/movies/11raff.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

BAM info; http://www.bam.org/film/firstrun.aspx?id=1058

Ok, enough talk, just go see it.

3 comments:

Lena said...

oh i would love to go see this, but will be out of town from tomorrow until the 5th... :(

A said...

Oh no! You especially would love this film, Lena. Maybe you can Netflix it when you get back? Have a great holiday!

Lena said...

thanks! happy holidays to you too.
i will netflix it, good idea.
wish i could see it on the big screen though....