Friday, September 29, 2023
7:00 pm—9:00 pm
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 The Oath of the Sword (1914). This will be followed by a panel discussion with WGSS Executive Committee Member Denise Khor, as well as Arthur Dong and Allen Feinstein, moderated by Susan Chinsen. Come see the East Coast premiere of this recently REDISCOVERED & RESTORED silent film treasure, with a live orchestra!
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.
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