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Book Launch & Méliès Film Screening

Matthew Solomon, Rose Albayat, Jennifer Lipsmeier Guy, Kel Pero
Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM Off Campus Location
Join us to celebrate the launch of two new books from the University of Michigan Press, "Méliès Boots: Footwear and Film Manufacturing in Second Industrial Revolution Paris" and "Magnificent Méliès: The Authorized Biography" by Madeleine Malthête-Méliès (translated by Kel Pero).

During the event, the newly digitized Méliès film "La Femme volante / Marvellous Suspension and Evolution" will be premiered for the first time in over 120 years! Two additional films, "L'Homme-Mouche / The Human Fly" and "L'Équilibre impossible / An Impossible Balancing Feat," will be screened as well. All three films will feature new music by composer Joey Pecoraro (

University of Michigan Professor Matthew Solomon, Rose Albayat and Jennifer Lipsmeier Guy, who were involved in the project through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), and Kel Pero will speak briefly before there is a Q&A for attendees. The event will be co-hosted by UROP, the Ross School of Business, and the University of Michigan Press.

Méliès Boots and Magnificent Méliès are available for purchase with a special event discount from the University of Michigan Press. Visit and use the discount code UMMELIES for 30% off one book or 40% off when you purchase both books.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Author Event, Books, Film, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University of Michigan Press, Department of Film, Television, and Media, UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program