Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

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Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by Rodney » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:03 am

The University of Arkansas Native American Film Symposium presents

RAMONA (1928)
October 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Free
Giffels Auditorium, Old Main

The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will accompany the recently-rediscovered epic of Southern California. Ramona (Dolores Del Rio) is the ward of a wealthy ranch owner in early California. Though courted by the ranch owner's son, she falls in love with an Indian sheep shearer (Warner Baxter) -- but this leads her into a world of racial discrimination. Directed by Edwin Carewe, who was an early Native American Hollywood director. Based on the hugely popular and influential 1888 novel by Helent Hunt Jackson, this film was considered lost for decades, but thanks to the Czech Film Archive and the Library of Congress, a new English language print was made available in 2014. Upcoming on home video with Mont Alto's score.
Rodney Sauer
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Re: Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 am

Hi Rodney,
Any chance you might be playing for this in the L.A. Area?
Randy
PS,
I live in Fillmore just down the road apiece from Rancho Camulos. From what I've read Jackson had already finished the novel while in New York City before she spent something like 45 minutes at The Rancho.

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Re: Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by Rodney » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:07 am

I wish we were! We did play it in LA as the US premiere after the Czech print was repatriated and translated. We also presented it in San Francisco. Since then, the tinted print showed up in Moscow and was shown in Rochester, and a high-res scan was made by Library of Congress. We’ve shown that in Colorado several times.

We enjoy playing the score. If you find someone willing to sponsor a showing, we’ll be there.
Rodney Sauer
The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
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"Let the Music do the Talking!"

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Re: Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:36 am

hi Rodney,
Thanks. Maybe I'll have to wait for the DVD release with The Mt. Alto score.
Randy
PS,
I thought that maybe David Packard might screen the film at The Stanford and then remembered he only screens film and nothing digitly. The 1910 Mary Pickford.Griffith version was filmed at Rancho Cumulus. The cast and crew all stayed at The Piru Hotel aka Round Rock Hotel built around 1888. It still stands. I've been by it many times. It's open for tours as is The Rancho.

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Re: Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by Rodney » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 am

There is a 35mm print, too.
Rodney Sauer
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Re: Fayetteville, AR: Ramona

Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks. I wasn't aware of that.
Randy

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