New York City
Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 12
Time Warner Channel 75
The Emperor Jones. Marking the 75th anniversary of the film’s release in fall 2008, the restored Library of Congress version airs on the City Cinematheque cable television series, followed by a half-hour discussion between Susan Delson and host Jerry Carlson.
By Susan Delson…
“The Troubled Reign of The Emperor Jones.” Feature article appearing in the Fall 08 issue of American Legacy magazine. A look at the African-American community nationwide and its deeply ambivalent responses to the film.
New York City
Friday, January 19
Anthology Film Archives
Filmmaker Dudley Murphy (1897-1968) is so little known that he can't even claim cult status--yet. Join film historian Susan Delson, author of Murphy's just-published biography, for a program of his early work, including the rarely screened but surprisingly sexy visual symphony, Soul of the Cypress (1920), and a beautiful restoration of Ballet mécanique (made with artist Fernand Léger and others). Explore the unexpected legacy of an early filmmaker who would have been right at home making music videos for rap stars. Delson's book, Dudley Murphy, Hollywood Wild Card, will be available for purchase and signing.
Sunday, February 18
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Join film historian Susan Delson for a look at some of Murphy's most intriguing films. The program includes excerpts from two early films, the surprisingly sexy Soul of the Cypress (1920) and the darkly romantic Danse Macabre (1922); and full-length screenings of Ballet mécanique (1924) and the Library of Congress restoration of The Emperor Jones (1933) starring Paul Robeson. Delson will also be on hand at the bookstore to sign copies of Dudley Murphy, Hollywood Wild Card.