This Retroformat program features silent comedy shorts on 8mm featuring such stars of the era as Alice Howell. With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. Introduction by author Anthony Slide, who will sign his book She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell in the Spielberg lobby at 6:30 PM.
Opening night of our EU film festival begins with the Live Action Oscar-winning short “Sing” from Hungary, followed by the Los Angeles premiere of MELLOW MUD, a Latvian drama about a young woman struggling to escape her grueling life and find her mother, who had emigrated to England. Reception in the courtyard starting at 6:00 PM. Discussion after the feature with MELLOW MUD director Renārs Vimba.
Ray Liotta stars as real life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s crime classic, with memorable performances by Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro and masterful tracking shots by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.