Film Critic Howie Movshovitz and Archivist René Payne and this Extraordinary Lost film by Edward Curtis
March 19, 2015 Doors open at 6:30, film starts promptly at 7:15
Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Price: $20 includes a drink ticket and snacks before the show and 100% of the ticket sales are donated to the Denver Silent Film Festival.
The Land of the Head Hunters
“Edward S Curtis, as a portrait photographer, was a genius. His original photographs of Native American fetch enormous sums. Curtis’s only film In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914) has been described as a forerunner of Nanook of the North. Curtis’s skill with the camera, allied to his incredible knowledge of the Indians, won the film ecstatic reviews. Moving Picture World said “it has never been surpassed.” It was extremely difficult to enter an Indian community in order to film in those days. Whatever remains of Curtis’s motion picture work will therefore be of exceptional value.”
— Kevin Brownlow -Oscar®-winning film historian, author and film restoration expert
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