below is a word from paolo cherchi usai <[log in to unmask]>, forwarded from Archive-L <[log in to unmask]> ... excuse the cross-posting. The 17th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Le Giornate del Cinema Muto) will be held at the Verdi Theatre of Pordenone, Italy, from October 10 to 17, 1998. This year's program includes: - a comprehensive selection of silent films produced by the Fox Film Corporation, including several films never screened after their initial release; - The D.W. Griffith Project, Part II: films produced between January and June, 1909. The second volume of "The Griffith Project", containing commentaries to all DWG films, will be published for the occasion; - the world premiere of the restored version of "Snow White" (1916), the first feature-length adaptation from the story, and the source of inspiration for Disney's animation classic; - a complete retrospective of the films written or inspired by Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, including a porn short attributed to him; - a selection of films from the Scottish Film Archive, featuring titles produced in Scotland or with Scottish subjects; - a program from the National Film and Television Archive on early films on soccer game; - the Festival will be opened on October 10 by a newly restored version of Eisenstein's "Strike", with live music accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra; - closing event: John Ford's "The Iron Horse", with original live score performed by the National Radiotelevision Orchestra of Lubjiana; - the festival is complemented by the Pordenone Film Book Fair, Europe's largest annual book fair related to film. New publications and antique items will be on sale. Please note: hotel accommodation is limited. Early reservations are recommended. Contact: Pordenone Silent Film Festival, e-mail [log in to unmask]; Contact for the Pordenone Film Book Fair: Lorenzo Codelli, e-mail [log in to unmask] (for a detailed description of last year's festival, see <www.cinemastudies.org/column2.htm>, from the SCS Archival News column) Brian Taves <[log in to unmask]> ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.