Above: Scott Paulson, outreach coordinator for the Arts Library at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library, will screen silent films of the La Jolla Cinema League on May 25. Courtesy of Peter Flynn/Geisel Library.
Join us on Saturday, May 25th at 3pm for the Silent Films of La Jolla Cinema League, screened with live music!
La Jolla Cinema League, a silent film club active in the 1920's, was an amateur film-making group with professional standards. League members wrote their own screenplays and produced, directed, shot, developed and edited films with their own state-of-the-art (for the 1920's) equipment.
These historic local films still appeal. Familiar landscapes and landmarks in these movies will surprise you: a handsome early campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, elegant newly-built Irving Gill architecture, ocean vistas --and good acting from local residents of the day!
A small exhibit about La Jolla Cinema League is on display on the lower level, West wing of UC San Diego's Geisel Library through June 15th. Special screening of these films on Saturday, May 25th at 3:00 p.m. features live music from UCSD alumnus Scott Paulson and his silent film band.