The Academy returns to 1913 with films from a century ago

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates a creative turning point in cinema history with a screening of shorts and feature excerpts from 1913 in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1913” on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Selections include “Suspense,” directed by Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley; “Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life,” featuring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett; and “The Lady and the Mouse,” directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.

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