Cinefest 2014: MPF Presents Fanchon the Cricket

“There was never a sweeter cricket than Fanchon … and there was never a Fanchon like Mary Pickford,” said The Moving Picture World upon Fanchon the Cricket‘s 1915 release. Adapted by Frances Marion from a George Sand novel, the film was believed to be lost for decades. In the 1990s three of five reels were discovered in England, and now the Mary Pickford Foundation is pleased to announce a screening of the complete feature at Cinefest 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y.

logo-cfThanks to the gracious cooperation of the Cinémathèque Française, the Foundation has acquired an HD transfer from the recently preserved film elements which were created from an original nitrate negative. Also featuring Jack Standing and Gertrude Norman and directed by James Kirkwood, Fanchon is notable for being the only feature to co-star all three Pickford siblings, Mary, Jack and Lottie.