From the press release:
Unseen Orson Welles
Coming To Northampton, Massachusetts
March 11 & 12, 2006
Movie lovers in New England’s Pioneer Valley will soon be treated to a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see legendary cinema unavailable to theaters.
Unseen and rare treasures of the film director who created the film most often voted “The Greatest Film Of All Time” will have two very special showings at the Academy Of Music, 274 Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts on the afternoons of March 11 and 12, 2006 at 2:00 PM. A portion of the weekend’s proceeds will go for the benefit of Amherst Community Television (ACTV) and their outstanding internship program helping area students develop skills of filmmaking and visual communication.
Larry Jackson, former Managing Director of The Orson Welles Cinema Complex in Cambridge, MA, and a longtime friend and associate of the director Orson Welles, has made arrangements with Welles’ cinematographer and closest friend, Gary Graver, to present an eye-opening program of Welles rarities and curiosities that are an absolute must for any filmmaker or lover of cinema anywhere. Few in the world have ever had access to some of this material.
The March 11 & 12 event will feature more than films and film excerpts. From the perspective of Welles’ closest collaborator, Graver will also speak about the experience of working with Welles, his vision, his creative process of writing, acting and directing, and the challenges he faced throughout the years.