Pett and Pott: A Fairy Story of the Suburbs
Alberto Cavalcanti, UK, 1934, 32MIN, English
HONORING VALESKA GERT
The Brazilian-born experimental filmmaker Alberto Cavalcanti cast fellow émigré Valeska Gert as a wildly impertinent house servant in this plug for telephones, the first movie he made for British documentarian John Grierson’s General Post Office unit.
Introduction by Mel Gordon, professor emeritus of theater arts at the University of California, Berkeley.