The Art Directors Guild Film Society kicks off their 75th anniversary year and 2012 film series with Douglas Fairbanks classic THE IRON MASK. The screening will be a tribute to Mr. Fairbanks, a great early patron of film design, as well as the film’s designer, the late Maurice Leloir, and the excellence of Hollywood film design from its very earliest days. THE IRON MASK, directed by Allan Dwan and a sequel to THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1921), was Fairbanks’ final silent swashbuckler and is considered the last of his great successes.
A single 35mm print exists, restored by famed film historian Kevin Brownlow, and will be flown in from London to be projected with the acclaimed Carl Davis score!
Preceding the feature, clips from earlier Douglas Fairbanks pictures A MODERN MUSKETEER (1917) and THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1921) will screen along with a big-screen presentation of Leloir's designs, rare stills, and details from the restoration of THE IRON MASK.
Original posters and artwork from the collection of Dr. Tracey Goessel, as well as Fairbanks’ fascinating first effort at a Musketeer-style costumed swashbuckler, A MODERN MUSKETEER, will be on display in the lobby.