For the ninth consecutive year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presents an evening of films from 100 years ago in film history. This year’s program, “A Century Ago: The Films of 1911, Heroes and Heroines” will take place on Monday, November 7th at 7:30pm at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, and be presented with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla.
The following films will be part of the evening’s program:
Mary Pickford in Thomas Ince’s IMP film The Dream
G.M. Anderson in Essanay’s Broncho Billy’s Christmas Dinner
John Bunny and Flora Finch in Vitagraph’s Her Crowning Glory
Kathlyn Williams in the Selig Company’s Lost in the Jungle
Winsor McCay’s first animated film from Vitagraph Winsor McCay
Newly preserved print of the Star Film Company’s Billy and His Pal
Most prints will be in 35mm and are drawn from the collections of the Academy Film Archive, the British Film Institute, the Library of Congress, the Nederlands Filmmuseum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
From the Academy:
Tickets for “A Century Ago: The Films of 1911” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.