Lime Kiln Club Field Day. 1913/2014. USA. Directed by T. Hayes Hunter, Edwin Middleton. Silent, with live musical accompaniment. 65 min.
Proving his prowess on the fairground and the dance floor, Bert Williams outwits his rivals and wins the affection of the local beauty, played by Odessa Warren Grey. MoMA’s “archival assembly” of footage from this unrealized feature—a selection of multiple takes organized into a semblance of narrative order—was created without access to the film’s original script or cutting continuity, presenting multiple entry points for this historic work. 35mm.