Exhibition : Reconstruction of Gertie The Dinosaur
Winsor McCay created the first Gertie the Dinosaur version for his various comedy routines within the vaudeville theatre. He used to interact with the famous dinosaur, which was projected on the screen. This lost version's restoration was a colossal task. David L. Nathan, Donald Crafton, the NFO and the Cinémathèque worked together on this project. They had to reproduce almost 250 lost drawings. You are invited to discover the Luc Chamberland hand drawings, as well as an original drawing by Windsor McCay, from the Cinémathèque collections.