Film - Feature | March 5 | 4:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
New 4K Digital Restoration
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,
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This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is one of the most ambitious musicals ever to emerge from Hollywood. Universals super production brought together Paul Whiteman, leader of the countrys top dance orchestra; John Murray Anderson, director of spectacular Broadway revues; a top ensemble of dancers and singers; sparkling early Technicolor; and a near unlimited budget. The end result was a unique mixture of the stage and screenwith no plot and no dialoguepresenting an unparalleled cinematic interpretation of jazz music and stage spectacle (James Layton and David Pierce, Il Cinema Ritrovato).
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission
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