Archival | HIGH TREASON --- Sunday, September 25th @ 3:30pm
Maurice Elvey | United Kingdom | 69 min | 1929
Britains first all-talking feature filmlong thought to be lost to the murky depths of time save for a silent versionwas uncovered on Vashon Island just over a decade ago! Since that time the dark magicians at the Library of Congress have gone to work restoring this miracle of a find to its full life-juices, so that, in this second decade of the new millennium, you can feast your eyes and ears on the Metropolis-inspired 1940s of the future, complete with Skype, gratuitous showering, critically lauded diction, and shiny form-fit hats! Remarkably, High Treason goes beyond the pure fun of shiny hats and crispy chit chat, towards serious aims. Indeed, the opening tussle that breaks out on the border between England and the US puts the possibility of a second world war at the forefront of global politics. Find out what goes down at this rare event of a screening.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122