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Johnny Get Your Gun and Light of Sympathy
April 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Hollywood and Holy Wood: Silent Cinema Connection Between Los Angeles and Japan.”
Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)
Directed by Donald Crisp
Another, longer, fragment from Kotani’s American career tells the story of a motion picture cowboy enlisted to save a family’s fortune.
Director: Donald Crisp. Screenwriter: Gardner Hunting.
35mm, b&w, approx. 40 min.
Light of Sympathy (Japan, 1926)
Nasake no hikari
Directed by Henry Kotani
While none of Kotani’s films for Shochiku survive, Light of Sympathy, the story of a poor boy who overcomes disadvantage with the help of a rich girl, offers an example of the innovative shooting strategies he brought to the studio from Hollywood.
Live musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick.
Director: Henry Kotani. Screenwriter: Keiichi Kondo. Cast: Koji Iwasaki, Yachiyo Shizuka, Tomu Uchida.
35mm, b&w, silent, 62 min.
In-person: film historian Daisuke Miyao.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.