Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jul 16, 2016
7:30pm
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Rack Focus
Surround Sound Premiere with Modern Soundtrack! Nitrate Restoration in 4K High Definition!
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY
Co-presented by the Mary Pickford Foundation, Seeking our Story and Rack Focus

The process of restoring and scoring this LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY took several years. The original tinted nitrate print in Mary Pickford’s personal collection at the Library of Congress, made from the camera negative in 1925, was brought to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences archive in Los Angeles.

Through the Mary Pickford Foundation’s extraordinary, multi-year partnership with AMPAS, the Academy Film Archive preserved the film photochemically, creating new 35mm preservation masters and prints.

The preservation master was then scanned at 4K resolution so that the MPF, in cooperation with AMPAS, could create a digital version, evaluating the film frame by frame, removing dirt and other signs of deterioration to perfectly match the original nitrate tints and tones.

Then, through the MPF Composition Program at Pepperdine University, an extremely gifted young composer, Andy Gladbach, was chosen to create a new sound track for the film. Mentored by professionals, Gladbach was joined by a 16 piece orchestra that included three percussionists, as well as a conductor and engineers, to record his original music.

The end result combines and showcases the finest work of artists, craftspeople and musicians from this century and from 1925.

Be sure to come early (doors open at 6:30 PM) to see the lobby display of Mary Pickford Belongings and Memorabilia from the Tinsel And Stars Collection of Chris and Angie Schneider.

Program begins with a panel discussion including the Mary Pickford Foundation's CEO Henry Stotsenberg and Archive & Legacy Director Elaina Archer, film archivist Heather Linville of the Academy Film Archive and composer Andy Gladbach.
LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY
1925, 94 min, USA, Dir: William Beaudine

Mary Pickford plays a tomboy of the tenements who tends to her brother and widowed father in a multi-ethnic New York neighborhood, re-created entirely on the backlot of the Pickford Fairbanks studio. Her crush on a young man (William Haines) from a rival gang results in complications when he is charged with murder. Pickford produced, starred in and wrote this comedy with pathos (under the name of Catherine Hennessey) and it was restored from her own tinted nitrate print by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and then scanned in 4K high definition. An original soundtrack by composer Andy Gladbach recorded with a 16-piece orchestra is presented in Surround Sound.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jul 16, 2016 • 7:30pm
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