World Premiere Of The Silent Short Film "Back Page: A Super Colossal Production"

Tuesday June 28, 2011: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm -- Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48104 (map)

Get a glimpse of old Ann Arbor when the Ann Arbor District Library and the Michigan Theater present a double feature - two locally shot, 1936 silent films, Back Page: A Super Colossal Production (a tongue-in-cheek look at the Ann Arbor News) and The Casting of the Baird Carillon. Steven Ball, world-renowned carillonneur, organist and silent film scholar, will provide live accompaniment on the Michigan Theater's Barton Theater Pipe Organ and will also offer a brief pre-film lecture entitled The History of the Organ in the Motion Picture Theater.

This is the world premiere of the 20-minute film Back Page: A Super Colossal Production. This 1936 silent feature, found by Ann Arbor District Library when they acquired the archives of the former Ann Arbor News, chronicles a day in the life of the Display Advertising Department staff of the News as they go about securing an ad from a local business in time for the paper's daily run.

This event will also feature the 1936 silent film, The Casting of the Baird Carillon about the Baird Carillon, located in the Burton Tower on the University of Michigan central campus.