Gizycki & O’Neill’s “A Magic-Lantern Life” at Cable Car
A Magic-Lantern Life: The Story of the American Magic-Lantern Theater, a film by Marcin Gizycki (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) and Peter O’Neill (Professor, Film/Animation/Video), will screen at the Cable Car Cinema on April 29, 2015.
The film documents the performances and history of The American Magic Lantern Theater, a troupe that recreates the 19th century spectacles of magic lantern shows—the live projected productions that preceded cinema over 100 years ago. AMLT, based in Connecticut, consists of two people, usually Terry Borton, founder and showman, and lead singer Nancy Stewart. The company has been performing for 20 years, is the only professional magic-lantern theater in the US, and is one of the only three existing in the world.