Skip to main content

Arthur and Lillie

USA, 1975 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Jon Else, Steven Kovacs, Kristine Samuelson

A film about Arthur and Lillie Mayer, 89 and 86 years old and still young. Arthur can remember being taken to the first movie show in America, in 1895; Lillie was among the first American suffragettes. Arthur Mayer reminisces about his famous publicity stunts for Paramount, his Broadway horror film theatre, and beginning the importation of great European films with Rossellini's Open City.

See also...

THE DAY AFTER TRINITY

The Day After Trinity is about the scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) and his role in producing the first atomic bomb. The film uses newly-declassified government footage, woven together ... More »

A Circle in the Fire

Based on a short story by Flannery O'Connor, whose novel Wise Blood was recently filmed by John Huston, the film is set on a small dairy farm in South Georgia during the early 1 950s The farm is run ... More »

Iron and Horse

A student-directed period piece about a school teacher's involvement with a young cowboy. ... More »

THE FORTUNE

“Mike Nichols's very funny, manically scatterbrained movie, The Fortune, is an epic version of those old two-reel comedies.” - New York Times ... From master filmmaker Mike Nichols (The Graduate ... More »

The Signs of Quoctaas

In a world of primitive nomads, a father is unable to impress his son with the sacredness of messages from their god, Quoctaas. ... More »

RIVERS OF SAND

The people portrayed in the film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia, about a hundred miles north of Lake Rudolph, Africa's great inland sea. They are ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director