Midnite show at MoMA - June 21
The films chosen were: The Dachsund and the Sausage (Bray), The Ambassador's Daughter (Brabin/Edison), Suspense (Lois Weber/Rex), Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (Sennett/Keystone) and The Lady and the Mouse (DWG/Biograph). A real well-rounded grouping of films. The Edison was a recent restoration, and the Keystone was a preservation done in the late 1990s from a nitrate collection from the U.K.. The intertitles in the Oldfield short appear to be original release titles; there are more of them than in the video/16mm editions I've seen. These were all 35mm prints, and the class screening was done in one of MoMA's screening rooms; I used the 88-key midi controller MoMA purchased for Miditzer use and ran it into my MacBook, making it a virtual piano. The talk went well, as did the Q&A; the films were a big hit as well.