A Christmas Past
A CHRISTMAS PAST offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were produced as cinematic Christmas cards offered to moviegoers of the silent era.
Included in this collection of archival rarities, most of which were produced at Thomas Edison's studios, are the 1910 version of Dickens's immortal A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming melodrama by D. W. Griffith (A Trap For Santa), as well as the first screen version of Clement Moore's 1822 poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
These films have been digitally mastered from original 35mm elements and are accompanied by a wistful new score by Al Kryszak -- performed by a variety of instruments including harp, violin, and Christmas handbells -- which beautifully enhances the delicate shadings of each of these rare and fascinating treasures.
- A Holiday Pageant At Home (5 mins. 1901. Producer Unknown)
- A Winter Straw Ride (7 mins. 1906. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. Photographed by Edwins S. Porter)
- A Trap For Santa (16 mins. 1909. Biograph Film Co. Dir. D. W. Griffith. Photographed by G. W. Blitzer)
- A Christmas Accident (15 mins. 1912. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. Dir. Bannister Merwin. Written by Annie Eliot Trumbull)
- The Adventure Of the Wrong Santa Claus: An Adventure of Octavius -- Amateur Detective (14 mins. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. Written by Frederic Arnold Kummer)
- Santa Claus vs. Cupid (16 mins. 1915. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. Dir. Will Louis. Written by Alan Crosland)
- Santa Claus (29 mins. 1925. Presented by Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Kleinschmidt)
- A Christmas Carol (10 mins. 1910. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. From the novel by Charles Dickens)
- The Night Before Christmas (1905. Edison Film Manufacturing Corp. Dir. Edwin S. Porter)
Interested in bringing A Christmas Past to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Jeff Tamblyn or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
A Christmas Past may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Jeff Tamblyn or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT @AviMayer: "Sand Storm" will be released in the U.S. on Wednesday, starting at @FilmForumNYC. Trailer: https://t.co/Z7MPqJjSc9 https://t…
Eugene Green's (La Sapienza), SON OF JOSEPH finds a home w/ @KinoLorber. https://t.co/ijbGOjqwJ0 Screens at… https://t.co/BPVvJw5C1X
RT @Variety: Israel’s ‘Sand Storm’ Will Be Country’s First Arabic-Language Foreign Oscar Entry https://t.co/uhTs0EmBcp
RT @docandfilm: Italy sends FUOCAMMARE to the OSCARS. Congratulations to Gianfranco Rosi and his production team, to Kino Lorber,... https:…
RT @abucketofcorn: One of the finest examples of a flawless product. @KinoLorber perfection and historical #cinema #bluray #AfricanAmerican…
RT @FilmForumNYC: SAND STORM takes Best Film #Ophir Award, making it Israel's submission to the Oscars! Opens with us on September 28! http…
RT @Deadline: 'Tower’ Trailer: A look at horror & heroism during 1966 Austin attack https://t.co/bQXDs4johj
#SantaFe: #Bosch doc, Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil opens today at @ccasantafe https://t.co/r10mYdNo7I… https://t.co/FZb5wTE05c
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.