CHANG: A DRAMA OF THE WILDERNESS (1927)
CHANG: A DRAMA OF THE WILDERNESS
Produced and Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (USA, 1927)
Cast: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah, Bimbo
Shot entirely in Siam (present-day Thailand), Schoedsack and Cooper's thrilling adventure is clearly the prototype for their later masterpiece KING KONG - and a spellbinding success in its own right. The publicity of the time touted a cast of 500 native hunters, 400 elephants, tigers, leopards, pythons, and other denizens of the wild! Chang is a simple story of one family's survival on their small farm on the edge of the jungle - a way of life that often pits them against forces of nature. The film was nominated (along with Murnau's SUNRISE and Vidor's THE CROWD) for "Artistic Quality of Production" at the first ever Academy Awards.
35mm print from Milestone Film & Video. Approximately 68 minutes.
Donald Sosin will accompany Chang on the piano with an original score.
Introduced by Merian C. Cooper biographer Mark Vaz.
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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