Reservations are available here.
“There’s no place like home.” And with three clicks of her ruby slippers, Dorothy returned home to Kansas. But “home” in movies can mean many things.
We’ve invited archivists from Los Angeles’ renowned film libraries to interpret the theme “no place like home” and curate a special evening of discovery featuring remarkable, rarely seen moving image material (of virtually every format).
It’s a journey that takes us from a magical townhouse in Stockholm, through bygone East Germany and forgotten 1920s Hollywood, to a Florida mobile home as disasters nears, and the mystery of an anonymous home movie collection from the 1970s. Along the way we meet punk rockers, insurance executives, and Gus Van Sant’s cat.
Every object has a story (some that play like detective fiction) and each piece is a fascinating, funny, poignant reflection on “home” that also sheds light on the work of archivists.
Rare archive treasures have always been part of Lost & Found at the Movies (we’ve seen a 1911 version of The Odyssey, silent Shakespeare films, Bogart and Bacall on their yacht, and Buster Keaton demonstrating the art of the pie toss), but this time, we give the entire program over to archive gems. Join us for this “archivists’ homecoming.”
LFLA Members are invited to enjoy an exclusive reception following the program.
Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association