Presented by Herberger Theater and ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture
March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2017
The Herberger Theater and ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture are pleased to present a Sherlock Holmes Film Festival. The will feature one of the earliest film appearances of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective. Berthelet’s silent film from 1916 stars William Gillette as the titular character based on a trio of short stories, with live music composed and performed by Donald Sosin. Long considered lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of la Cinémathèque française last year, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world’s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage—having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored edition, thanks to the monumental efforts of both the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and la Cinémathèque française, represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette’s Holmes on film
Other films to be shown include The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Hound of the Baskervilles and Mr. Holmes. Stay tuned for more details!
March 24-25, 2017
Tickets and prices coming soon!