le voyage dans la lune


AIR, the unyielding and tremendous french duo have created an ode to the the georges méliès classic film, “le voyage dans la lune.”  after years of work and rekindling, the fully restored and colorized 15-minute film will be shown along with “the extraordinary voyage,” a fascinating one-hour documentary about the restoration of the film with the AIR album as its soundtrack.  i was fortunate enough to see this wonder at lincoln center this week. it is terribly sad to think that méliès created such brilliance in a short time and then saw it all crumble before his eyes; however, his presence shall forever be lucid in the eyes of cinema.  by sv