Halloween screening: Jan Svankmajer’s Alice at Stoke Newington Town Hall

Catch the Flicker club screening of Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer’s interpretation of Alice.Based on the book by Lewis CarrollDirected by Jan SvankmajerStarring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnisCzech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer who gained a reputation for his short subjects makes his feature-film debut with Neco z Alenky a grotesque look into the darkest wildest recesses of a child’s mind. A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic Alice in Wonderland the film stars Kristyna Kohoutová as Alice the only human character in the film. The other roles which are voiced by Alice are filled by an odd menagerie of animated clay puppets and meat. After falling asleep beside a stream Alice follows a stuffed rabbit into a magical world where she encounters several grotesque-looking characters including a caterpillar and The Mad Hatter. Also released under the title Alice Neco Z Alenky was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1989 Fantasporto Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey Rovi Doors & bar open at 7pm reading & film at 8pm In the spirit of Halloween please come dressed in your scariest Halloween outfits we’ll provide the Trick and Treat Book tickets at:  http://snthhalloweenflickeralice-eorg.eventbrite.com/