NYC: Douglas Fairbanks retro Dec 17 to Jan 12

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Post by silentfilmmusic » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:55 pm

MoMA is doing a 4-week retrospective of Douglas Fairbanks films starting Dec 17; Fairbanks' films will be shown daily through Jan 12.  I am accompanying about 2/3 of the shows, many of them on Miditzer.  Click here to see the complete schedule.  Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas FairbanksDecember 17, 2008–January 12, 2009at the Museum of Modern ArtDouglas Fairbanks was a thirty-five-year-old veteran of live theater when he made his first films in 1915 for D. W. Griffith's Fine Arts studio. There, he created the character of "Doug," a breezy, all-American go-getter who seemed to move effortlessly though life and across the screen. Still, Fairbanks never quite fit in with the Griffith ensemble, and within eighteen months he was working independently, eventually becoming one of the founders of United Artists in 1919. The following year, with the release of The Mark of Zorro, he moved into the production of big-budget costume films, averaging one a year for the rest of the 1920s.This series—which takes its title from Fairbanks's 1917 book of the same name, in which he promoted his optimistic outlook as the key to happiness and success—celebrates the seventieth anniversary of MoMA's acquisition of the Douglas Fairbanks Collection. Jeffrey Vance, author of Douglas Fairbanks (University of California Press & Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2008), introduces the December 17 screening of The Gaucho.Organized by Steven Higgins, Curator, Department of Film

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Post by silentfilmmusic » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:00 pm

Here are the remaining shows in January that I'm accompanying on Miditzer.  There are other shows in the series in January that I'm accompanying on piano. The Three Musketeers. 1921.Sunday, January 4, 2009, 2:30 p.m.  The Thief of Bagdad. 1924.Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:15 p.m.Saturday, January 10, 2009, 3:15 p.m.  Robin Hood. 1923.Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2009, 12:30 p.m.  The Iron Mask. 1929.Friday, January 9, 2009, 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

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