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Sherlock Holmes Film Festival
presented by Herberger Theater and
ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture March 24 & 25, 2017
In celebration of the great detective with piercing observation and deduction skills, we are featuring four films of the popular and immortal stories of Sherlock Holmes spanning 100 years. Discussion and Q&A with world renowned silent film composer Donald Sosin, Sherlock Holmes scholar Russell Merritt and Jeffrey Hatcher, screenwriter of Mr. Holmes and playwright of the upcomingHolmes and Watson produced by Arizona Theatre Company. Whether you are a first-timer or devoted Sherlockian, join us for a weekend of delightful mystery, intrigue and some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most unforgettable characters. VIP Festival Pass
Admission to five films, discussion/Q&A’s and more
General Admission: $40.00
VIP Reception – Friday, March 24 6:00pm
Includes: one drink voucher, appetizers and opportunity to meet world renowned silent film composer and accompanist Donald Sosin and Sherlock Holmes scholar Russell Merritt.
Sherlock Holmes (1916 – silent film with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin) 7:30pm General Admission – $20.00 When a couple of swindlers hold young Alice Faulkner against her will in order to discover the whereabouts of letters that could spell scandal for the royal family, Sherlock Holmes is on the case. Until 2014, all versions of this film were long-thought lost. This newly-restored edition of Berthelet’s silent film is one of the earliest appearances of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. Accompanied with live music composed and performed by Donald Sosin. Mr. Sosin performs each October at the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, Italy, and every July at Bologna’s Cinema Ritrovato.
Saturday, March 25
Four films throughout the day with Q&A following select films.