The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival
Saturday, November 10, 12-7pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
BCGF is this weekend, despite all odds and weather conditions, and it’s one of the best independent/small press comics shows in the country. It’s free, and you should definitely go if you’re in the area. Of note to this blog, they have a schedule of film screenings they’ll be holding. The first night is Thursday, and also happens to be completely Moebius-themed! From BCGF’s site:
Thursday, November 8: Cinema Moebius
$5 per movie
7:30: Time Masters (René Laloux, dir., 1982)
France, 78 mins
In French with English subtitles
Based on a 1958 science fiction novel by Stefan Wul and designed by Moebius, this Franco-Hungarian animated feature film tells the story of a lost child on an alien world. The film’s speculative cosmos is populated throughout with exotic concepts and striking images from the imagination of the French comics master, and its time-bending tale appropriately turns in on itself like a literal moebius strip.
9:30: Homage to Moebius, with live musical accopmaniment
In his lifetime, Jean Giraud aka Moebius (1938-2012) worked on and inspired films including Alien, Tron, Blade Runner and The Fifth Element. He collaborated on Jodorowsky’s unproduced adaptation of Dune, and his comics have been adapted into live action and animation. For this one-of-a-kind tribute, scenes from Moebius’s filmic legacy are collaged into a mind-bending barrage of fantastic cinematic images accompanied by live music performed by Joe Merolla.
All screenings are taking place at the Spectacle Theater(124 South 3rd St., Brooklyn). Don’t pass up a chance to see Time Masters on the big screen!
(The above BCGF poster is designed by Chris Ware)