Film and special effects pioneer Georges Melies
laid the groundwork for fantasy film as we know it today. This collection
celebrates the innovations of the magician, entrepreneur and filmmaker
with 15 restored Melies shorts, including some of the earliest film
experiments in history. Also featured is Jacques Meny's fine documentary,
The Magic of Melies (1997, 55 minutes). The Melies shorts are
silent with original music by Eric Le Guen. The Magic of Melies is
in French and English with English subtitles. 185 minutes.