When: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM Where: Hotel
Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Circle Jacksonville, Florida 32246 (Near
Tinseltown) Click here for Map Suggested
Donation: $5.00 at the door with free
popcorn (cash, debit or credit) Refreshments: a
la carte at bar Screening
Length: 70 minutes and discussion afterward
Join Norman Studios for a
screening of one of Jacksonville’s most controversial early
Shot in 1914 at Jacksonville
and St. Augustine (with shots of the Ponce De Leon Hotel - now
Flagler College) locations by Vitagraph Films. A FLORIDA
ENCHANTMENT touches on some taboos of the era and
serves up some of the unfortunate practices prevalent in film at that
time. Sidney Drew directed and co-starred with Edith Storey. The
hijinks ensue when Lillian Travers discovers her fiance’s infidelity
and takes revenge by swallowing a magic seed that is supposed to
turn her into a man. Her unfaithful lover and her maid also eat the
seeds with dismaying results.
Paying homage to well-known
Shakespearean plots, this film is billed as a comedy; however, it has
been the source of many discussions relevant to changing audiences
through the years. In fact, it was this type of film that
contributed to the demise of Jacksonville as the “Winter Silent
Film Capital of the World”.
All proceeds go to support
the efforts of the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum, a
non-profit dedicated to educating and enhancing the public knowledge
of Jacksonville's early film industry, including the unique
films produced at Norman Studios. To find out more information
about our organization, please go to our website.
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We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!
A 1914 movie poster of A Florida Enchantment produced
by Vitagraph. The film is one of the few intact silent films
produced by the more than 30 Jacksonville-based studios.