They were seconds away from going into a Dumpster.” The property where Massie found the films apparently used to be a summer camp for boys, and the movies were probably shown to entertain the campers, said Larry Benaquist, who founded the film program at Keene State. Massie donated the films to the college, and Benaquist led the effort to identify and restore them. Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was one of Hollywood’s earliest stars. She was a co-founder of the United Artists film studio and helped establish the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She retired from acting in 1933 and died in 1979. The 10-minute comedy-drama stars Pickford and her first husband, Owen Moore, as newlyweds having their first argument. The first minute or so was destroyed, but the rest was in remarkably good condition, Benaquist said. He quickly determined that one of the reels was a lost 1913 silent film about Abraham Lincoln. But it took longer to identify the Pickford film because the 35 mm celluloid had stuck to itself. Once a lab was able to separate the layers, Benaquist reached out to Schmidt. “I was really stunned, because a lot of those early films, you just figure they’re gone,” Schmidt said Monday. “For that one to turn up was really exciting.” Pickford had been known only as “Little Mary,” ”The Girl with the Curls” and “The Biograph” girl, after her former studio, but that changed after “Their First Misunderstanding,” Benaquist said. “Now she was an actor with clout, and I think she used that to great advantage,” he said. One clip of the restored film shows Pickford bounding into the room and confronting her husband about an invitation from someone she doesn’t particularly like.
Lost Film Finally Restored
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Canadian movies take pride of place on TIFF’s international stage
Smoluch Del Sorbo thinks itas a very natural trend for Canadian filmmakers. aCanada is an incredibly multicultural place and filmmakers have deep roots in or strong connections to different parts of the world,a she says. aWe also have filmmakers who see a clear need for an important foreign or global story to be told and they have the means and skills to do so and provide a new and valuable perspective.a Whatas happening in Canada is part of a larger trend worldwide. Technological change has paved the way for simultaneous release dates across several continents, and the rise of China as a potential market has forced filmmakers to think in more international terms. Look at your local multiplex. The landscape has changed: Martial arts stars play opposite Yankee action heroes, French ingenues star in Middle Eastern family dramas and directors such as Ang Lee shoot Life of Pi and other Canadian bestsellers on location in Taiwan. The push toward a more global marketplace is constant and palpable, but veteran Canadian filmmakers such as Bruce McDonald and Bruce Sweeney say the quirky Canadian tradition that features flawed men, potent women and a curious lack of special effects is still possible. aIf youare asking for $8 million, the financial people in the industry are going to want a famous person to drive the financing,a says McDonald, who returns to TIFF with The Husband, 25 years after making his festival debut with Roadkill. aIf you want the big toys … you have to be ready for that,a he says. aThatas whatas great about this movie.