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 Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com 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 Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
Widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, the ancient Hebrew legend of the Golem provided actor/dir…' https://t.co/M90XKpafJf'
RT' @realDCHarrison': Wicked cool piece of #Filmmaker history as' @KinoLorber' &' @librarycongress' present this 6-Disc, 50+ moviecollection...…
HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD has been nominated for four Critics' Choice Documentary Awards and FILMWORKER (@Filmworker_SK13)…' https://t.co/GYT5whJS6P'
#31DaysofHorror continues with THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (1985), Wes Craven's notorious and bloody sequel to his 1…' https://t.co/p3BC9VaM8w'
RT' @friday_14th': #22 of Horrorfest is' @KinoLorber' badass release of RawHead Rex. First time watch again so im pretty pumped!! #Horror #horr…
RT' @MikeWendt': #DoubleFeature Sunday with the' @KinoLorber' #Bluray of F.W. Murnau's #Nosferatu and #lShadow of the Vampire. #Vampire #Horro…
RT' @JustTheDiscsPod': 4K Restoration of The Atomic Cafe Detailed for Blu-ray (coming from' @KinoLorber)'' https://t.co/iXTtSnxWTQ'
RT' @DVDBeaver': The Spiral Staircase Blu-ray' @KinoLorber'' @FilmNoirCast' US:' https://t.co/iAS99yrZQC' CAN:' https://t.co/V4I54OfTo5' B+N: https:…
RT' @StampShelley': On my way to' @roxietheater' in SF to introduce a great slate of films by FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS. Will you join me? #female…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.