Five Short Films
Thursday, December 6, 2007, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Hope—A Red Cross Seal Story
1912. USA. Directed by Charles J. Brabin. Produced by the Edison Company. Sponsored by The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. A town mobilizes to fight TB. Print restored from MoMA's Edison Collection. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 14 min.
An American in the Making
1913. USA. Directed by Carl L. Gregory. Produced by the Thanhouser Film Corporation. Sponsored by U.S. Steel. Promotes immigration and industrial safety. Print courtesy The National Archives and Records Administration. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 15 min.
The Cost of Carelessness
1913. USA. Screenplay by Eugene C. Clarke. Produced by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company. Sponsored by The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company and the Brooklyn Institute for Safety. Traffic safety for Brooklyn school children. Preserved with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Print courtesy George Eastman House. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 13 min.
The Hazards of Helen: Episode 13, "The Escape on Fast Freight."
1915. USA. Directed by Helen Holmes, Leo Maloney. Screenplay by Edward Matlack. With Holmes, Maloney, James Davis. Helen thwarts robbers and overcomes workplace discrimination. Print courtesy The Library of Congress. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 13 min.
1918. USA. Directed by King Vidor. Screenplay by Judge Willis Brown. With Wallis Brennan, Robert Gordon, Ruth Hampton. Two brothers serve their country during World War I in this two-reeler, Vidor's earliest surviving film. Print courtesy the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Silent, with musical accompaniment. Approx. 26 min.