too-much-johnson.tifLimited tickets are still available Rochester, N.Y. - What: Too Much Johnson Exclusive U.S. Premiere Where: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Time: 8:00 pm Why: The October 16 screening will be held at Eastman House's Dryden Theatre. Bruce Barnes, Ron and Donna Fielding Director at George Eastman House, will introduce the event. Prior to the film screening, the 16mm home movie (1938, 3 min.) of Orson Welles shooting Too Much Johnson on location, preserved by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA, will be shown. Too Much Johnson will then be screened with live music accompaniment by Philip C. Carli, and live narration by George Eastman House Senior Curator of Motion Pictures Paolo Cherchi Usai and members of the museum's film preservation staff. The world premiere of George Eastman House's restoration of Too Much Johnson took place October 9 at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the world's first film festival of silent cinema, established in 1982 in Pordenone, Italy. It has received rave reviews, including praise from Silent London, "The experience of watching them on a big screen, projected from 35mm, with expert piano accompaniment from Philip Carli, and commentary from Paolo Cherchi Usai, was dream-like, exhilarating and occasionally laugh-out-loud hilarious." Tickets: Tickets are $25 and are still available for George Eastman House members  To become a member of the museum and purchase a ticket to the U.S. premiere of Too Much Johnson, call (585) 271-3361 ext. 261 or visit http://www.eastmanhouse.org/.  

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Media Contact: Kellie Fraver kfraver@geh.org (585) 271-3361 ext. 213