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The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema

July 30, 2016

USA | 2014 | 120 Minutes | Ned Thanhauser

SIFF Film Center | Only $5.00, Free for SIFF Members*
Filmmaker Ned Thanhouser recounts the story of the independent film studio co-founded in 1909 by his grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, which produced an astonishing number of innovative, groundbreaking pictures before closing their doors – and burning the negatives! Ned has spent years tracking down lost Thanhouser films, and joins us in person for a Q&A as well as screening some of the films he has uncovered.

*SIFF Members receive free admission at the door only based on ticket availability. To guarantee a seat in advance, a non-refundable $5 ticket purchase required.

Director: Ned Thanhauser
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 120 Minutes