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The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929

6 December 2013
Clara Bow in "Ladies of the Mob" (1928). None of the four features Bow made in '28 are known to have survived.

Clara Bow in “Ladies of the Mob” (1928). None of the four features Bow made in ’28 are known to have survived.

The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929

Report from the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Library of Congress, September 2013.

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“A Story of Floating Weeds” Screens Accompanied by New Score Nov. 9

1 November 2013

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Grammy-nominated steel-string guitarist Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to compose a score for Ozu’s classic silent film, A Story of Floating Weeds. The 1934 film (which Ozu remade in the ’50s as Floating Weeds) has a “elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all.” (Criterion) On Saturday, November 9, de Grassi will perform his score on stage as the film screens. It all takes place in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall at SUNY Oswego. Tickets are $18; $5 for students. tickets.oswego.edu