FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 14, 2015
Contact: Victor Payan, Film Fiesta Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 619-701-0073
Film Fiesta Pulls Out Stops for Lost Dolores del Rio Silent Film “Ramona” With Live Score Sunday at 1pm
Award-winning Composers David Spear and Joseph Julian Gonzalez Lead Performance of Their New, Original Score
(Santa Ana, CA) The Film Fiesta is proud to take you back to 1928 this Sunday with the OC Premiere of this lost Dolores del Rio silent classic RAMONA with a new original score written and performed live by award-winning composers Joseph Julian Gonzalez (Misa Azteca) and David Spear (Ballet Robotique, The Rainbow War). This special screening takes place on Sunday, October 18 at 1pm at the Frida Cinema, located at 305 E. 4th St. in downtown Santa Ana’s historic Calle Cuatro.
In 1928, an emerging Hollywood starlet named Dolores del Rio took the nation by storm when she starred in Edwin Carewe’s silent film adaptation of RAMONA, Helen Hunt Jackson’s beloved tale of romance in Old California. Over the ensuing years, copies of the movie disappeared, and this important piece of film history was thought to be lost forever. Then, in 2010, a single print was discovered in a film archive in the Czech Republic. The film has been restored and preserved by the Library of Congress, and the intertitles were translated back into English. Continue reading