Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Now We're in the Air set to show in Pordenone, Italy

Now We're in the Air (1927) will be shown in Italy at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival. In what is being billed as its international premiere, the fragmentary, 23 minute, once-lost film will be shown on Monday, October 2 as part of the series "Rediscoveries and Restorations."

Learn more about the film and its rediscovery HERE.

8:30 pm - Rediscoveries and Restorations
NOW WE’RE IN THE AIR (US 1927; fragment 23’) | International Premiere

by Frank R. Strayer with Louise Brooks, Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton
Pianoforte: John Sweeney

Thanks to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and to the Prague Cinematheque, where the film fragment was rediscovered by Robert Byrne in 2016, Louise Brooks comes back to us in all her stunning beauty. Even though for a few minutes only, we shall see her move in that same black tutu in which she was captured, gorgeous yet still, in the famous portraits by Eugene Robert Richee.

Earlier, the festival posted this: 

The 36th Pordenone Silent Film Festival will host the international premiere of the recently rediscovered 22 minutes of the long missing comedy Now We’re in the Air (US 1927), featuring Louise Brooks.

In the film, set in World War I, Brooks plays twins, one raised in France, the other one in Germany. The surviving footage includes only scenes with the actress in the role of the French twin, wearing the same black tutu she wears in the famous portraits by Eugene Robert Richee.

The fragment was rediscovered in 2016 at the Národní filmový archiv, Prague, by Rob Byrne, film historian and president of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The restoration was completed in 2017 as a partnership between San Francisco SFF and the Czech archive.

Until now, all four films Brooks made in 1927 have been considered lost.

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