An announcement from David Hayes to the DC Objectivist Salon:
Near the top of Ayn Rand’s list of favorite silent film actors was Milton Sills. (See the ARI book “Russian Writings on Hollywood.”) Among the films she gave a high rating to was “The Sea Hawk” (1924), which she graded 5 — where 0 was lowest and 5+ highest. (See also “Russian Writings.”) This “Sea Hawk,” starring Sills, will be shown in the Capitol Hill area on July 12 at 7 p.m. (Actual start time will be later, owing to the feature being preceded by a short not yet announced.)
The movie is being shown from 16mm film, with a recorded music soundtrack.
The version to be shown is promised to be a reconstructed print, with hand-stenciled color sequences.
The film of the same title starring Errol Flynn credits the same source novel but is not a true remake.
Location: the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003. Telephone: (202) 547-6839. The film is shown as part of the Films on the Hill series.
When in the neighborhood, walk about a block to 636 G St. SE, the birthplace of John Philip Sousa.