Join Brad Evans for a book talk and clips from Edward Curtis' 1914 silent film
Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Join Brad Evans for a book talk and clips from Edward Curtis' 1914 silent film
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryCo-editor Brad Evans discusses "Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema" and shows clips from Curtis' 1914 silent film.
DescriptionFamed photographer Edward Curtis’ film was the first feature-length film to star an all-indigenous cast. "In the Land of the Headhunters" premiered in 1914 with gala openings in New York and Seattle, but was a commercial failure and faded into obscurity. After a single copy arrived at the Field Museum in Chicago, the damaged and incomplete reels were re-edited by Bill Holm and George Quimby and released with a new soundtrack in 1973 as "In the Land of the War Canoes."

Evans and co-editor Aaron Glass have now worked with a team of scholars, film specialists, artists, and members of the tribe -- descendants of the original Kwakwaka’wakw cast -- to reconstruct, restore and reunite the film with its original orchestral score.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $6.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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