Monday, April 2, 2012

The 100th Anniversary of The RMS Titanic: A Night To Remember

April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 AM the heralded "Unsinkable" luxury liner The RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg.
The loss of over 1500 lives made world news as the greatest maritime disaster in history.

The tragedy of the sinking and it's relation to human ego and folly has fascinated generations inspiring numerous authors, film makers and artists to create work about the the great ship and her doomed passage.

In commemoration of the Titanic Centennial Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque and The Hollywood Theater invite you to a rare screening of "A Night To Remember". Made in 1958 this stunning film (which served as the main inspiration for James Cameron's blockbuster) was adapted from the novel by Walter Lord .Masterfully restored by Criterion the film maintains being beautiful and moving while providing a straightforward telling of the disaster. (In fact,this is the only account of the sinking that does not deride in to fictional subplots)

We will be marking the exact time at PST that the ship struck the iceberg and closing the event at the 100 years to the minute mark that the ship sank to her resting place.A lobby reception will open the festivities with refreshments for sale and guest will be treated to a performance by members of local string ensemble Queertet.
Costumes and period dress are welcome and we encourage attendees to wear their finest (living or dead) to join in the occasion.

For references on costumes please feel free to check out The FdL Pinterest Board
for inspiration

Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque Presents
The 100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic
April 14th, 2012
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
Lobby reception 6:30
Film @ 7:40
All Ages

Advance tickets  available  HERE on the Hollywood Theatre website
For more information of this event please contact
Nico Bella of Fleur de Lethal Cinematheque.
Phone 503.975.5854