TOLL OF THE SEA
DIRECTOR: CHESTER M. FRANKLIN
Toll of the Sea will feature live piano accompaniment by Nicholas Sosin.
Anna May Wong in color! The earliest surviving two-color Technicolor feature stars Wong, seventeen years old and playing her first lead, as “Lotus Flower,” a Chinese woman abandoned by her white American husband, in a Sinophile reworking of the tragic Madame Butterfly, the exotic settings for which were discovered in the precincts of Santa Monica.
ANNA MAY WONG VISITS SHANGHAI
Newsreel / 6min / 35mm
Toll of the Sea is screening as part of the series Ann May Wong: Empress of Chinatown.
Nicholas Sosin is a pianist/guitarist/composer/singer who has performed at MoMA, Isabella Rossellini's Early Girl Farm, Bologna's Cinema Ritrovato, The All My Friends Are Stars Music Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Tarrytwon Music Hall, and others. He has worked with the noted silent film musicians Joanna Seaton and Donald Sosin, who happen to be his parents. He is also an accomplished photographer and filmmaker. You can follow his reggae/hip hop band All My Friends Are Stars on instagram @allmyfriendsarestars.