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The Oath of the Sword Screening

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Courtesy of George Eastman Museum

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 7:00 pm—9:00 pm | Blackman Auditorium

Northeastern University and Boston Asian American Film Festival celebrate National Silent Movie Day and the upcoming 15th Boston Asian American Film Festival with a festival preview, screening of Oath of the Sword (1914) and panel conversation.

The Oath of the Sword was produced in 1914 by a company described by Moving Picture World as the “first company in America to be owned, controlled and operated by Japanese.” Based in Los Angeles, the Japanese American Film Company was among several similar independent film companies established by Japanese during a period when the American film industry had yet to become Hollywood as we know it. The Oath of the Sword is the earliest known Asian American film production and illuminates a largely unknown chapter in American film history.

Join us for the East Coast premiere of this recently REDISCOVERED & RESTORED silent film treasure. This event is free and open to the public. 

Register HERE.

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