Innocents Abroad (1991) 84 minutes
directed by Les Blank
Screen on Saturday, August 24, 2019
presented by Zoe Cinel
doors at 7:00pm, film at 7:30pm
August’s Screen will take place at Fresh Oysters Performance Research in Minneapolis.
Innocents Abroad, a film by Les Blank, Vikram Jayanti, Chris Simon, 1991, 84 Minutes.
An amusing look at how Europeans and Americans stereotype each other, and examines twentieth-century-style high speed, mass tourism. It is a glimpse into an important industry which is vital to the European economy, but which also takes a very real toll on the continent, both culturally and ecologically. The eclectic soundtrack includes Mozart, Bob Dylan, and more.
The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his “Great Pleasure Excursion” on board the chartered vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City) through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best-selling of Twain’s works during his lifetime, as well as one of the best-selling travel books of all time.