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We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking Blu-ray
We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking

We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking

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We're in the Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking celebrates the passion of do-it-yourself cinema. This unique Blu-ray/DVD collection features two documentaries never before seen on home video, When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rond Palace of Silents , as well as five bonus films from early itinerant and local filmmakers.Palace of Silents: The Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles (2010) On Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles there is a 150-seat movie theater that for over 68 years has doggedly dedicated itself to the exhibition of silent films. Built in 1942 by maverick film preservationist John Hampton, the theater championed silent film at the very moment when the Hollywood studios across town were busily destroying their nitrate inventories. With hard chairs, phonograph-record accompaniments, and mostly original vintage prints, the dingy mom-and-pop operation was nonetheless a palace to the fanatical few who became its loyal audience. Through the theater's tumultuousyears, its owners and employees have struggled to keep a cherished art form alive, often paying a heavy price in the personal tragedies that have stemmed from this struggle: obscurity, financial ruin, and even murder. Through interviews, archival footageand detailed research, Palace of Silents reveals the touching, twisted, and bloody history of one independent theater's successful attempt to stubbornly buck every cinematic trend in the hometown of American cinema.When You Wore a Tulip and IWore a Big Red Rose (1983) In the early 1980s, documentary filmmaker Stephen Schaller was instrumental in the rediscovery and restoration of The Lumberjack (1914), the oldest surviving film made in Wisconsin, and produced by a group of itinerant fi
Title: We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant Filmmaking
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Director: Iain Kennedy
Studio: Flicker Alley
Number of Discs: 2
Attributes: With DVD
Release Date: 7/15/2014
Original Year: 2010
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 617311678691
Item #: 1147446X

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