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Screening of

 

"Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows:

Her Life, Times and Legend"

 

 

May 12, 2009

3:00pm - 5:30pm

 

University of California, Santa Cruz

Communications 150 (Studio C)

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA

 For more information on the sceening and directions visit:

http://film.ucsc.edu/news_events

 

There will be a Q&A with the director, Elaine Mae Woo following the  sceening of the documentary.

In the early 1990s, a well-known director at a reception following the screening of a Kurosawa film brought Anna May Wong to Elaine Mae Woo's attention.  Elaine admitted that she knew nothing about Anna.  The director shook his head, said a couple of words, and then walked away.  It was at this point that Elaine swore that she would learn about Anna before she would ever see this director again.  This is how the making of Anna May Wong - Frosted Yellow Willows:  Her Life, Times, and Legend began.  Nearly ten years in the making, this biographical documentary film is finally being presented to the public.

 

Interviews were conducted with members of Anna's family, childhood friends, and people who worked with her.  Without the support of Nancy Kwan, Kevin Brownlow, A.C. Lyles, Judy Yung, Philip Leibfried, Leonard Maltin, Law Kar, and many other film historians, archives, academic institutions, and devoted Anna admirers, this film would never have been made.

 

For more information and description of the film,

visit: http://www.anna-may-wong.com/

 

TCM MARCH 5 Tuesday
8:00 PM Ramona (1910)
In this silent short, a rancher's daughter runs off with a Native.
Cast: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon. Dir:
D.W. Griffith. C-17 mins,

8:30 PM Mark of Zorro, The (1920)
In this silent film, a Mexican Robin Hood harasses corrupt Spanish
invaders. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite de la Motte, Noah
Beery. Dir: Fred Niblo. BW-90 mins, TV-G

10:00 PM Old San Francisco (1927)
In this silent film, an Asian villain menaces a family of
aristocratic Spanish settlers. Cast: Dolores Costello, Warner Oland,
Anna May Wong. Dir: Alan Crosland. BW-89 mins, TV-G

11:45 PM Big Stakes (1922)
An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful
woman. Cast: J.B. Warner, Elinor Fair, Les Bates. Dir: Clifford S.
Elfelt. BW-61 mins,

 

THE EXTRA GIRL

(Sennett 1923)

March 1, 2009 – Sunday – 1:30 pm

“Free” at Brooklyn Public Library

Live Piano Accompaniment by Stuart Oderman

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

corner of Flatbush Avenue & Eastern Parkway

 

Note: Although the library is closed on Sundays,

its Dweck Theater will remain open for this show,

access via ground-level entrance on Eastern Parkway,

just off Flatbush Avenue.

Hosted & Curated by Ken Gordon

(718) 230-2100

The schedule for this years Niles Film Museum's Mid-Winter comedy Film Festival Schedule has been announced. Its running this year from Friday-Sunday February 20-22, 2009 at the Niles Essanay Film Museum in Fremont, California. And Mabel Normand will be "speeding' in on February 21, Saturday THE SPEED KINGS (1913)- Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Roscoe Arbuckle. Filmed at Santa Monica Race Track. 

 

Go to www.nilesfilmmuseum.org for more info.

2009 MID WINTER COMEDY

 FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM

February 20 - 22

 

Friday Evening Feb 20,2009 8:00 pm -10:30 pm

TALKIES

PALOOKA FROM PADUCAH (1935) – Buster Keaton
THE SLEEPING PORCH (1929) – Raymond Griffith
COUNCEL ON DE FENCE (1934) – Harry Langdon
THE GRAND HOOTER (1937)- Charley Chase
BUZZIN’ AROUND (1933) – Roscoe Arbuckle
COME CLEAN (1931)- Laurel and Hardy

Saturday Feb 21, 2009 1:30pm-3:30 pm

MACK SENNETT AND THE KEYSTONE INFLUENCE

HAVING THEIR PICTURES TOOK (1913)- early Powers-Universal comedy
THE SPEED KINGS (1913)- Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Roscoe Arbuckle
HAM’S WHIRLWIND FINISH (1915)- Ham and Bud
THE BEAUTY BUNGLERS (1915) – Charlie Murray
THE SURF GIRL (1916) – Raymond Griffith
HUNGRY LIONS IN A HOSPITAL (1919) Sunshine Comedy with Lloyd
Hamilton
SCHOOL DAYS (1920)-Larry Semon
NIP AND TUCK (1923) – Billy Bevan

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

THE MAN ON THE BOX (1925) – Syd Chaplin
MANY SCRAPPY RETURNS (1927) – Charley Chase
PUTTING PANTS ON PHILLIP (1927)- Laurel and Hardy

7:30-10:00 pm

HAL ROACH SILENTS

HURRY WEST (1921) -Eddie Boland
STRICTLY MODERN (1922) – Snub Pollard
SOFT PEDAL (1926) - Paul Parrott
TOO MANY MAMMAS (1924) – Charley Chase
THE CHAMPEEN (1923) – Our Gang
WHY GIRLS SAY NO (1927) – Max Davidson
FLYING ELEPHANTS (1928) - Laurel and Hardy

SUNDAY Feb 22, 2009 10:00 am -12:00pm

WHAT WE DARN WELL FEEL LIKE SHOWING

VACATION WAVES (1928) - Edward Everett Horton
CURSES (1925) - Al St. John
JONAH JONES (1925) – Lloyd Hamilton
AND GEORGE DID (1926) - Syd Saylor
RED SUSPENDERS (1927) – Slim Summerville
BATTLING SISTERS (1929) Lupino Lane

1:30 -3:30 pm

THE LIVE WIRE (1925) – Johnny Hines
THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922) – Buster Keaton

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

HAL ROACH TALKIES

THE SHRIMP (1930) – Harry Langdon
HASTY MARRIAGE (1931) – Charley Chase
TAXI BARONS (1933) – Taxi Boys
THE TIN MAN (1934) – Thelma Todd/Patsy Kelly
THEIR FIRST MISTAKE (1932) – Laurel and Hardy

Tha always terrific Dr. Phillip Carli and Frederick Hodges will be
tinkling the ivories for the silents, and as always, Richard Roberts
will be introducing the films.