Underground Film Night: “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927) 16mm | Berkeley
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710
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Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley
The Berkeley Underground Film Society (BUFS) is an all ages club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco area.
Their goal is to review and share a selective film history of movies on film.
Every Sunday, they screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints from their collection.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927) 16mm | Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
Sunrise won an Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929 and sixty years later was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the United States Library of Congress for films that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The 10th anniversary update of the American Film Institute’s best 100 films in 2007 placed it #82,while the decennial Sight and Sound poll of 2012 for the British Film Institute named it the fifth-best film in the history of motion pictures by critics, and 22nd by directors.
Director: F.W. Murnau
Writers: Carl Mayer (scenario), Hermann Sudermann (from an original theme by)
Stars: George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
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