A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Main Stage

June 15th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 1:20pm

Screening of A Trip to the Moon (originally Le Voyage dans la Lune), a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. It features an ensemble cast of French theatrical performers, led by Méliès himself in the main role of Professor Barbenfouillis, and is filmed in the overtly theatrical style for which Méliès became famous.

The film was an internationally popular success upon its release, and was extensively pirated by other studios, especially in the United States. Its unusual length, lavish production values, innovative special effects, and emphasis on storytelling were markedly influential on other film-makers and ultimately on the development of narrative film as a whole.