November 18, 2012, @ 5:00 pm
(Edmond T. Gréville, France 1935, 77 min., French w/ subtitles)
In Person! Dennis Doros! James Card Memorial Lecture. The films of Josephine Baker were completely forgotten in the United States until James Card brought them to the attention of film distributor Kino International. Thanks to Card’s preservation of her two features, their 1989 commercial release created a firestorm of popular acclaim. Princess Tam Tam is a dreamlike Cinderella story featuring Baker as a young Tunisian girl discovered by a frustrated author. Baker’s performance lights up the screen and reveals the brilliance that dazzled French audiences between the wars. Dennis Doros, co-founder of Milestone Films, will introduce this screening.