Special screening at the New Zealand Film Archive

A special screening of the long-lost John Ford film 'Upstream' will be held on the evening of Thursday the 25th October at the New Zealand Film Archive, in an early celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on the 27 October.

Made in 1927, ‘Upstream’ was considered among over 60 feature films from legendary filmmaker John Ford’s early career that were lost forever. However, in 2009, the film was unearthed by film archivists searching deep within the New Zealand Film Archive’s trove of early nitrate prints. The momentous discovery made headlines around the globe.

Ford's 60 minute long silent comedy film is a "backstage drama" about a Shakespearean actor and a woman from a knife-throwing act. The screening will be accompanied by a pianist.