The Munich Film Museum brings us this program of newly restored comedy shorts starring Anita Garvin and Marion Byron (“the female Laurel & Hardy”) and Max Davidson. Introduction by Stefan Dröessler of the Munich Film Museum.
TREASURES FROM THE FIAF ARCHIVES
André de Toth Double Feature! Preservationist György Ráduly In Person!
This André de Toth double feature begins with a new restoration of the director’s Hungarian feature TWO GIRLS ON THE STREET, followed by his Hollywood noir PITFALL. Introduction by György Ráduly of the Hungarian National Film Archive.
A new restoration of silent sci-fi film ALGOL is followed by THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI; both films feature the striking production design of Walter Reimann. Live music in the courtyard before the films. Introduction by Stefan Dröessler of the Munich Film Museum. Presentation on the work of Walter Reimann between films by LACMA curator Britt Salvesen and production designer John Iacovelli of the Art Directors Guild.
Opening night of our EU film festival begins with the Live Action Oscar-winning short “Sing” from Hungary, followed by the Los Angeles premiere of MELLOW MUD, a Latvian drama about a young woman struggling to escape her grueling life and find her mother, who had emigrated to England. Reception in the courtyard starting at 6:00 PM. Discussion after the feature with MELLOW MUD director Renārs Vimba.