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Academy Launches Film-to-Film Festival September 27-29 with Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 20, 2012 at 2:20PM

The Academy announces the first ever Film-to-Film Festival, an event to celebrate its preservation efforts through Project Film-to-Film. The first edition will run September 27-29 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn and Linwood Dunn theaters. Project Film-to-Film launched a year ago...
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Film to Film
Film to Film

SONOMA, Sky-David, formerly known as Dennis Pies (1977, 35mm, color, 7 min.)


BACKGROUND, Carmen D’Avino (1973, 35mm, color, 20 min.) Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Linwood Dunn Theater, 2 p.m.

DOC PROGRAM #1
The afternoon’s first program illustrates the diverse topics of the documentaries covered by the initiative, with a short about the spiritual aspects of Hatha yoga, and the Maysles brothers’ portrait of movie distributor Joseph E. Levine.

NAKED YOGA, Paul Cordsen (1974, 35mm, color, 25 min.)
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject


SHOWMAN, Albert Maysles and David Maysles (1963, 35mm, black-and-white, 52 min.)
Linwood Dunn Theater, 4 p.m.

DOC PROGRAM #2
The afternoon’s second documentary program features two titles that use a semi-documentary approach to convey stories of World War II rumor-mongering and the cultural conflict faced by a young Navajo boy.

MR. BLABBERMOUTH!, Basil Wrangell (1942, 35mm, black-and-white, 19 min.)
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject


NAVAJO, Norman Foster (1952, 35mm, black-and-white, 70 min.)
Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature; Black-and-White Cinematography

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Linwood Dunn Theater, 7:30 p.m.

SPIDER BABY (1968, 35mm, black-and-white, 81 min.)
World premiere of the Academy Film Archive’s new restoration from the original negative, with special guest writer-director Jack Hill.

Filmed in 1964 but not released theatrically until 1968, this cult classic marked the solo directorial debut of Hill. The eerie story follows three siblings suffering from a rare genetic disorder that causes them to regress to a primal state of being and act out with savage, incestuous and animalistic behavior.

Linwood Dunn Theater, 9:30 p.m.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962, 35mm, black-and-white, 78 min.)
World premiere of the Academy Film Archive’s new restoration from the original negative.

Director Herk Harvey’s only feature film was made on a tiny budget with a crew largely composed of industrial filmmakers from Lawrence, Kansas. Filled with evocative images, the film tells the story of a young woman who seemingly survives a car crash but is haunted by a ghostly figure that is somehow connected to an abandoned carnival pavilion.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.