Melies’ remastered Trip to the Moon to screen in Chicago


Georges Méliès’ unequivocal masterpiece A Trip to the Moon was recently remastered and the new version now has completely hand-painted color as well as a soundtrack by the French atmospheric band Air. At the time, we were unsure of how to view this tantalizing experience aside from a few short clips.

Now, however, my lucky fellow Chicagoans have a chance to see the entirety of the piece at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago – this week only! Details can be found here, and the dates and times of the screenings are listed below. Even though I’m ridiculously busy this week with trying to get things ready for my senior thesis art show, I am definitely going to make it to one of these screenings, because you’d be an absolute fool to pass up this chance to see such a wonderful, rare piece! I’d recommend buying tickets early, too, as these screenings might sell out quickly.

[via Gene Siskel Film Center]

Showtimes for A Trip to the Moon at the Gene Siskel Film Center:

Friday, April 6th at 6:15pm
Saturday, April 7th at 3:00pm
Saturday, April 7th at 4:45pm
Saturday, April 7th at 6:30pm
Sunday, April 8th at 3:30pm
Monday, April 9th at 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 10th at 6:15pm
Wednesday, April 11th at 8:00pm
Thursday, April 12th at 6:15pm