Peter & Alice

Tuesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 13, 2011

We celebrate two iconic fantasy heroes in this brief series. Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan are two of the most influential modern fairy tales with narrative themes that have infused themselves into literature and film. Here we take a look at just a handfull of the many, many films that are influenced by these iconic, fabled children. In Alice’s case, we’ve put together a double feature of a quirky, star-studded version from 1933 that features Cary Grant and W.C. Fields among other stars of the period alongside DREAMCHILD, a somewhat disturbing take on the origins of Lewis Carroll’s story. For Peter, we are screening his first feature-film appearance with Herbert Brenon’s 1924 silent PETER PAN as well as P.J. Hogan’s recent 2003 version and Steven Spielberg’s ‘sequel’ HOOK. In addition, along with Harvard Book Store, we welcome Harvard University’s Maria Tatar who will be discussing the brand new, annotated edition of Peter Pan on Wednesday, October 12.

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