Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (USA 1985) 82 min. 16 mm
Director: Woody Allen
Cast Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Dianne Wiest, Van Johnson
The Purple Rose of Cairo is a comedy drama written and directed by Woody Allen. It is the tale of a film character who leaves a fictional film of the same name and enters the real world. The story is about the woman’s love for the fictional character and the tension that occurs when the real actor comes to town and she has to choose between the character on the screen and the real actor.
SHERLOCK JR. (USA 1924) 45 min. 16 mm
Director: Buster Keaton
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane,Joseph Keaton
Sherlock Jr. is an early Buster Keaton film about the merging of a film with real life. A film projectionist is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocket watch and dreams that he is in a movie as its detective hero.
Prints courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Entry is free, but you must be a member of the Friends of the National Library or the Reel McCoy Film Society. Membership cards must be shown at the door. Bookings not required.
- When: 20 Jun 2012
- Time: 06:00PM – 09:00PM
- Where: Theatre (Lower Ground One (LG1))