“Black Orpheus”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 20.08.2022|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter re-release presentations of “Black Orpheus” in North America. |
“Black Orpheus” (aka Orfeu Negro”) was directed by Marcel Camus and starred Breno Mello and Marpessa Dawn. The film was originally released in 1959 and was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. The 70mm blow-up re-issue by Kino International was originally struck for screenings in France in 1976.
The 70mm prints of “Black Orpheus” featured full-frame imagery blown up from spherical Academy format and six-track stereophonic sound sourced from a monaural master.
Opening/screening date YYYY-MM-DD … locale — cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]
1978-11-03 … Seattle, WA — Crest 70 (1)
1979-11-30 … Washington, DC — Embassy Circle (3)
1980-02-20 … Brookline, MA — Coolidge Corner Twin (1)
1980-05-11 … Seattle, WA — Crest Twin (2 days)
1980-09-12 … Atlanta, GA — Rhodes (4 days)
1985-07-22 … New York, NY — Museum of Modern Art / Roy and Niuta Titus
1985-09-14 … Cleveland, OH — Colony
The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, and print enclosures. Special thanks to Bill Kallay and Bill Kretzel.
International 70mm engagements of this title have not been accounted for in this article.
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
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