Mar 31, 2008

Fuller follow-up

Marsha Orgeron with Christa Fuller, 3/29/08.
Sam's 16mm Bell & Howell.

One of the animating presences at Orphans 6 was Christa Lang Fuller, widow of director Sam Fuller. Thanks to the Academy Film Archive, we were able to screen the newly preserved film Sam Fuller entitled V-E+1, May 9, 1945. Preservationist Mark Toscano also brought along a newly printed color reel shot by the future filmmaker sometime in 1945 (one Kodachrome camera roll, one Agfa).

Christa brought with her the very 16mm camera that Sam used to film these. It was a popular object. After the presentation, lots of fans got their pictures taken holding the apparatus.