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The Films of 1910 at the Linwood Dunn Theater

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


A Century Ago: The Films of 1910 – Refining the One-Reeler




Monday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year 1910 and its developmental contributions to motion pictures with a program of selected films in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1910.” The program will spotlight evolving cinematic storytelling methods as filmmakers moved away from earlier “stagebound” film presentations, even as they were forced to cram as much story material as possible into the newly standardized length of one reel, or about 15 minutes.


“A Century Ago: The Films of 1910” will include an early D.W. Griffith Civil War film “The House with Closed Shutters”; Vitagraph’s “Jack Fat and Jim Slim at Coney Island” featuring John Bunny; “The Actor’s Children,” the first film of the New Rochelle-based Thanhouser Company; the Selig Company’s production of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”; Essanay’s “Aviation at Los Angeles, Calif.,” and surprises galore. Most prints will be in 35mm and are drawn from the collections of the Academy Film Archive, the Library of Congress, George Eastman House, the Museum of Modern Art and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.


Presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine restored and operated by Joe Rinaudo. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.


Tickets:   $5.00 GeneralAdmision/$3.00 Academy members and students with I.D.; Limit 2 at the discounted price. Tickets available in person at the Academy Box Office at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Bevery Hills, CA 90211-1907. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticketholders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theaterAll seating is unreserved.

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