Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

FORGOTTEN SILVER

 

Year: 1995
Country: New Zealand
Run Time: 53 minutes

FORGOTTEN SILVER

Everything you know is wrong. The earliest genius of feature film was not D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett or Thomas Ince - but Colin McKenzie. Warner Brothers did not premiere the first talkie. Colin McKenzie did. The first color sequence? Colin McKenzie. The first obscenity prosecution? Colin McKenzie. Successful powered flight before the Wright Brothers? Filmed by Colin McKenzie. Sorry about all that time you wasted in school. With glowing tributes from Leonard Maltin, Harvey Weinstein and Peter Jackson himself, this rollicking, stranger-than-fact pseudo-documentary introduces the world to the newly 'discovered' work of obscure screen pioneer McKenzie, hapless New Zealander who in the early 20th century invented just about everythign familiar about movies, right down to selling 100 percent of an overbudget Bible epic to entirely separate producers. It's teh perfect spoof for the continuing centennial of the cinema, and we only regret that we couldn't delay showing it until April 1. - Charles Cassady

Screenplay
Peter Jackson, Costa Botes

Directors
Costa Botes, Peter Jackson

Producer
Sue Rogers

Cinematography
Alun Bollinger, Gerry Vasbenter

Editing
Eric de Beus, Mike Horton

Principal Cast
Peter Jackson, Sam Neill, Leonard Maltin, Harvey Weinstein, John O'Shea

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