(April 3-4) The Adventures of Prince Achmed
The oldest surviving animated film that we humans know of screens tonight and tomorrow night at Source in Northwest Washington. German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed tells a few magical tales from The Arabian Nights using a silhouette technique based on shadow puppetry. In keeping with current trends, a local percussion master will be on hand to score the silent film.
(April 3) Ice and Snow in Harbin, China
A local sculptor traveled to Harbin, China to carve monumental sculptures out of ice and not only lived to tell her tale, but returned with a few awards for her outstanding work. Tatyana Schremko Schriemph discusses her really cool work tonight at Morrison House in Alexandria.
(April 4-22) Be Careful!
Playwright and actor Jay Alvarez recalls his family’s unforgettable journey from Cuba to the United States in Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! The tribute to Alvarez’s father and his courage in the face of crushing political upheaval and the dangers of the open sea shows at Alexandria’s Metro Stage through late April.
Music: “Moldavian” by Luminescent Orchestra