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Johnny Get Your Gun and Light of Sympathy

April 30, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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.

Followed by:

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.



April 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States