Many Birthdays presents The Adventures of Prince Achmed
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a rare archive silent hand tinted 35mm print presentation by filmmaker Lotte Reiniger, a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation.
Many Birthdays brings a colorful and wide, dynamic range of sound and musical imagery. The band's instrumentation of swirling guitars and keyboards is further augmented by string players and percussion. The intricate and lush silhouettes on the screen are beautifully enhanced by dreamlike soundscapes. The battle scenes involving the Sorcerer, his army of monsters, and the Witch of the Fiery Mountain are all energetically played out with drums and synthesizers.