After twenty-five years of creating some of cinema’s most indelible stop-motion shorts, “militant surrealist” Jan Svankmajer took the leap into feature filmmaking with this fitting adaptation. Blending live-action with puppets, Svankmajer transforms Lewis Carroll’s episodic fantasy into a saga of sinister, voluptuous whimsy. A flesh-and-blood Alice is both narrator and protagonist, addressing the audience at the film’s start to say, “Alice thought to herself, ‘Now you will see a film for children . . . perhaps.” Svankmajer’s basement “wonderland” of taxidermied creatures and sundry everyday items evokes a Joseph Cornell bricolage crossed with a butcher’s display case. "Disney + Buñuel = Svankmajer's Alice."—Milos Forman.
Imported 35mm print!
Bing Theater | $10 general admission; $7 LACMA members, students, and seniors; $5 LACMA Film Club members and Cinefamily members. | Tickets 323 857-6010 or purchase online.