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See the William Gillette silent film "Sherlock Holmes" on the big screen!

  • Herberger Theater

    222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ (map)

    33.450375 -112.070940

  • The Herberger Theater and ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture are pleased to present a Sherlock Holmes Film Festival. Tickets and prices will be announced soon, per the website:

    "Sherlock Holmes" is a newly-restored edition of Berthelet’s 1916 silent film starring William Gillette – one of the earliest appearances of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective - with live music composed and performed by Donald Sosin.
    There will be a discussion with Q&A afterwards with Sosin, a world renowned silent film composer and accompanist, and Russell Merritt, a Sherlock Holmes scholar and member of the Baker Street Irregulars. The discussion moderator is Dr. Peter Lehman, the Director of the Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at Arizona State University.

    This film, a vital link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen, was long believed to be lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of la Cinémathèque française last year. It By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world’s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage, having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut of the character. This newly-restored edition, thanks to the monumental efforts of both the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and la Cinémathèque Française, represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette’s Holmes on film.

    The film starts at 7:30; we will meet in the lobby at 7.

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  • Lauren
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    I've had my nose in a book since I was 3, and Sherlock has always been one of my literary... more

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