Upstream (1927) – Washington, D.C.


The Academy, the Foundation for the National Archives and the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film present John Ford’s “Upstream” (1927), one of 75 lost American films recently discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive. “Upstream,” the first of the features to be preserved and screened publicly, recently “re-premiered” at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The backstage comedy focuses on a love triangle involving an egotistical actor and a young couple who partner in a vaudeville knife-throwing act. This screening at the National Archives will be introduced by Academy Film Archive preservationist Brian Meacham and features live musical accompaniment by composer-pianist Michael Mortilla and violinist and percussionist Nicole Garcia.

Event Information

Thursday, October 28, at 7 p.m.
William G. McGowan Theater
National Archives
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