Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori at Sheldon Theatre

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Sheldon Theatre
443 West 3rd Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
$20 | Students $13
The Sheldon Theatre
Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori at Sheldon Theatre @ The Sheldon Theatre | Red Wing | Minnesota | United States

“Manual Cinema is talent incarnate…[their] elegant live-scored ‘silent films’ evoke sweetness, poignancy and fright.” – Time Out New York

Mementos Mori is a lively, beguiling meditation on death and dying, and a handmade love letter to the cinema, that imbues the experience of attending a movie with live, theatrical immediacy.

When Death takes an unexpected holiday, an elderly film projectionist finds a new lease on life; a ghost explores the afterlife with her iPhone; and a seven-year-old girl discovers her own mortality. In Manual Cinema’s most ambitious show to date, a cast of six puppeteers use hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Accompanied by four musicians and live sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling all performed live with puppets.

Mementos Mori premiered in 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Chicago International Puppetry Festival.

Call 1-800-899-5759 or 651-388-8700 or visit for more information.