Spring 2013 series

films in series

Cornell Cinema is one of just a dozen venues in the U.S. to participate in this special tour! Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Universal is the oldest continuously operating producer and distributor of motion pictures in the United States, having produced on the same location (Universal City) longer than any other Hollywood studio. Their logo, the Universal globe, has been periodically modernized, but the brand, like the company, endured, outlasting every one of its competitors. Presented by American Express in association with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, this series celebrates the centenary of the studio that rose to prominence via low-budget horror, comedy, and western fare, and eventually became the most successful studio in Hollywood. The series includes fifteen titles and kicks-off with a free screening of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) in Sage Chapel with live organ accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli. With the exception of Phantom (projected digitally), all films will be shown in beautiful 35mm film prints.

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