Saturday, May 25th at 3:00 p.m. Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UCSD. FREE!
The La Jolla Cinema League, a silent film club active in the 1920′s, was an amateur group with professional standards. League members wrote their own screenplays and produced, directed, shot, developed and edited films with their own equipment.
Familiar landscapes and landmarks in these movies will surprise you: a handsome early campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, elegant newly-built Irving Gill architecture, ocean vistas –and acting from local residents of the day!
A small exhibit about La Jolla Cinema League is on display on the lower level, West wing of UC San Diego’s Geisel Library through June 15th.
(Here is a link to a digitized version of a 1929 issue of the official magazine of THE AMATEUR CINEMA LEAGUE….which shows the kind of guidance that club provided to its members)
A free screening of the films of LJCL with live music from UC San Diego alumnus Scott Paulson and his silent film band takes place Saturday, May 25th at 3:00 p.m. in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library.