July 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
The program for this year’s Giornate del Cinema Muto is almost all online. It’s full of treasures (Sherlock Holmes ! Macpherson’s Monkey’s Moon ! Three recent finds with Asta Nielsen ! etc.)…As usual, you gotta be there !
…and yet I can’t help but feel underwhelmed. Why’s that ? Maybe the end of the Griffith project, completed last year ? Or the sheer number of goodies that last year had and that this year does not seem to match ?
I’m probably missing something (if so, please illuminate me!). Of course one thing I’m missing is what’s not yet detailed on the Giornate website : the retrospective from La Cinémathèque Française of its holdings of restaured Albatros films. And judging from this online virtual exhibition, it promises to be quite a feast (samples of Albatross films in the collection are here). In itself, this may be enough reason to attend this year !
Still, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just the melancholic fact that because of teaching and dissertation writing I will not be able to attend this year. I don’t know.
Any thoughts ?