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Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “Daydreams and Nightmares at the Los Feliz 3” series
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“The Red Balloon” (1956, Janus Films, 34 min, Dir: Albert Lamorisse)
In this nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon that seems to possess a mind of its own. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, “The Red Balloon” remains one of the most beloved children’s films.
“Sherlock Jr.” (1924, Cohen Media, 45 min, USA, Dir: Buster Keaton)
In this sublime comedy teetering between reality and illusion, projectionist Buster Keaton dreams himself into the detective movie he’s screening. Keaton reportedly broke his neck performing one of the many dangerous practical stunts in the film. “A great example of American minimalism – simple objects and movement manipulated in casually complex ways to generate a steadily rising gale of laughter.” – Time
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