Thursday, June 18, 2009

NYT Article: Harry Langdon

I had the distinct pleasure of hearing from Bill Eggert, formerly the president and director of the Silent Film Society of Atlanta.

He had a link to a wonderful article on Harry Langdon, from the New York Times, so I thought I would pass it along.

I add articles from the Times a lot, I know, but what can I say? There's a lot there. If anyone has articles from other sources, please let me know!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Queensland Art Gallery: Free Film Screenings

I just received this in my Inbox:

I am writing on behalf of the Australian Cinémathèque, part of the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, one of the largest public art museums in Australia. For more information on our institution, please see our website.

The Cinémathèque is currently screening a film program titled 'Hollywood on the Hudson' accompanying the 'American Impressionism and Realism, A Landmark Exhibition from The Met', The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts, New York at the Queensland Art Gallery.

'Hollywood on the Hudson' features classic films from the 1920s and 1930s which encapsulate a rich, vibrant and culturally aware New York City at a time of great economic and social change and I believe these films maybe of great interested to your community members. Entry to this program is free admission and no bookings are required. The several silent films in the program will be accompanied live by organist David Bailey on the Wurlitzer organ.

We have been fortunate to source very rare film prints from the Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress and UCLA Film and Television Archive presenting an exceptional opportunity for patrons to see these titles as most are unavailable for viewing outside of 35mm film projection environment.

I have attached information regarding the full film program for 'Hollywood on the Hudson' which I hope you will consider forwarding the document to interested patrons or including on your website / community notice board.

Also included was a PDF.

Well, what do you know: While New York Sleeps is on the bill. I reviewed this back in October (bottom of page), after a trip to New York when I saw it at MOMA; it must be doing the film festival circuit.

And FYI: It is most decidedly NOT 65 minutes long.