Sessue Hayakawa retrospective at MoMA

Frako Loden frako at
Fri Aug 17 16:19:16 EDT 2007

BANZAI!! I'm sorry, I overreacted. But this is thrilling news, to be 
able to see this many of
Hayakawa's films. I'm currently finishing up reading Prof. Miyao's 
excellent book on Hayakawa, and
I'd like to know if there are plans for this series to be shown on 
the West Coast--specifically

Frako Loden

At 1:13 PM -0700 8/17/07, Daisuke Miyao wrote:
>I am very pleased to announce you that there will be a film series, 
>"Sessue Hayakawa: East and West, When the Twain Met," at the Museum 
>of Modern Art in New York City from September 5-16.
>This is the first extensive retrospective of Sessue Hayakawa 
>(1886-1973), Japanese actor and very popular movie star in the 
>period of silent cinema.  Most of the surviving prints of his silent 
>films in the American film archives, including Hayakawa's debut film 
>O Mimi San (1914), Thomas H. Ince's The Wrath of the Gods (1914), 
>spectacular film with scenes of a volcano eruption, and Cecil B. 
>DeMille's controversial race melodrama The Cheat (1915), will be 
>screened in the series.  This is a rare opportunity to witness 
>Hayakawa's acting with "great intelligence and subtlety."  The 
>Devils' Claim (1920), the film produced at Hayakawa's own production 
>company, which has recently become available and I myself has not 
>seen yet, is also included in the series.
>If you happen to be in the NY Metropolitan area, please come and join us!
>The schedule for all the screenings is available at the MoMA website:
>Daisuke Miyao
>Assistant Professor in Japanese Film
>Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
>University of Oregon

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