Monday, November 19, 2012

The Last Days of Pompeii screening in Hollywood Dec. 9

Experience The Last Days of Pompeii on December 9 at a screening of the 1926 Italian silent film The Last Days Of Pompeii (Gli Ultimi Giorni Di Pompei), with live musical accompaniment, at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi, this extremely rare 35mm print has not been screened in the U.S. in decades, prior to its September unveiling at the Harvard Film Archive.  
Based on Edward Bulwer-Lytton's incredibly popular 19th-century historical novel of the same title, The Last Days ofPompeii centers on the adventures of Glaucus, a young dandy, theblind flower-girl Nydia, and sinister Egyptian priest, Arbaces, inthe days leading up to devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Italy's most expensive production up to that point, the film features extravagant sets and photography re-envisioning astanding Pompeii. The volcano's annihilative mayhem is one ofthe grandest examples of cinema's fascination with the legendarynatural disaster.

This film event complements the exhibition The LastDays of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrectioncurrently on view qt the Getty Villa through January 7, 2013.Getty Villa curator Kenneth Lapatin will present a brief,illustrated introduction to the screening.

The screening of The Last Days Of Pompeii (Gli Ultimi Giorni Di Pompei) will take place on December 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office during operating hours, or on Fandango Tickets are $11 General Admission, $9 Student/Senior (Box Office Only), and $7 American Cinematheque Member.

The Last Days Of Pompeii (Gli Ultimi Giorni Di Pompei)(1926)get
with Live Musical Accompaniment!
Presented by The Getty and the American Cinematheque
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 5 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90028

No comments: