Award for Kevin Brownlow

The San Francisco International Film Festival is to present Kevin Brownlow with the Mel Novikoff Award. The award, named after the pioneering San Francisco film exhibitor (1922–1987), is bestowed annually on an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema. The award will be presented to Brownlow on Saturday 28 April at the Castro Theatre, together with a screening of his restoration of The Man in the Iron Mask (1929 d. Allan Dwan), starring Douglas Fairbanks.

The festival website has a fine tribute to Brownlow, ‘The Silent Spokesman’, giving an overview of his achievements in the promotion of the art of silent film, written by Dennis Doros of Milestone Films.

One response

  1. The tribute to Kevin is a nice piece. Particularly good in that it highlights one of KB’s lesser known books: ‘How It Happened Here’. This is a very readable account of how he managed to make the film ‘It Happened Here’ using little more than enthusiasm as backing. It is a rattling good read, and for anyone who has ever tried to make a film, is inspiration indeed.

%d bloggers like this: