Detroit Film Theatre
CHANG: A DRAMA OF THE WILDERNESS
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Showtime rescheduled to 4:00 p.m. Detroit Film Theatre
PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Sunday, October 26 showing of CHANG: A DRAMA OF THE WILDERNESS is now scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
(USA/1927) Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
Years before they dreamed up that oversized ape that would climb the Empire State Building, King Kong’s creators filmed this magical story of a Thai family’s struggle to survive the forces of nature. Chang can only be described as a revelation – not only is it the obvious prototype for King Kong, but it’s a terrifically entertaining yarn in its own right. Shot entirely in Siam, it tells the story of a farmer and his family whose existence is a constant struggle against the wild animals around them: bears, tigers and changs! The climactic, eye-popping wild elephant (chang) stampede is still one of the most spectacular and exciting scenes in cinema history – made all the more thrilling by the Alloy Orchestra’s pulse-pounding live score. (68 min.)
"Spectacular! Unfolds like a veritable three-ring circus." — J. Hoberman, Premiere
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