"Sunrise," the 1927 classic considered by many to be among the finest examples of Hollywood productions from the Twenties, and which was featured as the kick-off for this year's United States Film Festival in a special screening at Symphony Hall, is returning to Salt Lake City for four days only at the Avalon Theater, 3605 S. State.
The film opens Wednesday and continues through Saturday.The Avalon will be using the same 35-mm print used for the Symphony Hall showing, but instead of the new David Newman score (which was performed that evening by the Utah Symphony) the silent film will be screen at 7:15 p.m. with Mike Ohman's Wurlitzer organ score, as recorded at the Organ Loft, and at 9:15 p.m. with the original Hugo Riesenfeld score.
Between the two screenings there will be a short presentation of outtakes from "Sunrise," which starred Janet Gaynor, George O'Brien and Margaret Livingston.
Artist Doug Vandegrift's painting based on scenes from "Sunrise" will be displayed in the lobby, along with several other Vandegrift works, including paintings of Cary Grant, James Cagney, Marilyn Monroe, the "Our Gang" gang, and Laurel & Hardy.
Tickets for the "Sunrise" performances are $3. For further information, call the Avalon at 266-0258.
-THE NEXT ORGAN LOFT series begins Feb. 16 with Harold Lloyd's "Girl Shy."