Indie Memphis Film Festival: Film: The Story of Film: An Odyssey Part 1
11/01/2012, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
$8 / $6 Brooks and Indie Memphis mem. Free with VIP Film Pass map
Introduction | 1895-1918:
The World Discovers a New Artform | Thrill Becomes Story
in the very buildings where the first movies were made, this first hour shows
that ideas and passion have always driven film more than money and marketing.
The very first moviestars, close ups and special effects, and creation of the
Hollywood myth. And a surprise: the greatest—and best-paid—writers in these
early years were women.
1918: The Triumph of
American Film… and the First of its Rebels
in the Roaring 1920s.
Hollywood became a glittering entertainment industry with
star directors like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. But the gloss and
fantasy was challenged by movie makers like Robert Flaherty, Eric Von Stroheim
and Carl Theodor Dreyer, who wanted films to be more serious and mature. This
was a battle for the soul of cinema. The result: some of the greatest movies
1918-1935: The Great
Rebel Filmmakers Around the World
1920s were a golden age for world cinema. German expressionism, Soviet montage,
French impressionism and surrealism were passionate new film movements, pushing
the boundaries of the medium. Less well known are the glories of Chinese and
Japanese films, and the moving story of one of the great, now-forgotten, movie
stars, Ruan Lingyu.
| 2012 | 180 minutes