John Ford’s rediscovered 1927 “Upstream” will have its American re-premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night, so I’ve set aside this space for reactions from those lucky enough to be in attendance. Masterpiece, minor footnote, or (most likely), something in between? Please share your thoughts.
Here’s the title card for “Strong Boy,” a still-missing Ford feature from 1929. The trailer was also found in the New Zealand archive that yielded “Upstream,” and was screened along with it at Wednesday’s presentation.