Linwood Dunn Theater
Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
In celebration of David Shepard’s lifetime of film preservation, the Academy offered a special screening of highlights from silent and primitive films in the David Shepard Collection, which was donated to the Academy Film Archive. Film historian and preservationist Serge Bromberg screened several of the silent gems saved through Shepard’s stewardship, which were accompanied by Joe Rinaudo on the Academy’s newly restored 1915 Fotoplayer. Some of the films were presented on a hand-cranked 1909 Powers projector. Leonard Maltin and Serge Bromberg offered commentary and further insights.