In 1912 Catalina’s very first scripted film, Man’s Genesis, was shot by director D.W. Griffith.
An American Mutoscope and Biograph Company Film: A man tells his grandchildren about prehistoric man. Weakhands is unable to court a woman because of his physical weakness. Humiliated by Bruteforce, he bumps into Lillywhite, who has also been cowering since her mother died. But when they venture out in search of breakfast, Bruteforce separates the couple and sends Weakhands scrambling into a cave. There, he hits upon the design for a club: A rock on the end of a stick. With this equalizer, he soon vanquishes Bruteforce and wins Lillywhite back again. Written by Jon Reeves <email@example.com>
Come celebrate 100 years of filmmaking with us. We’ll be screening Man’s Genesis off of a 35mm print as well as many other nostalgic surprises and exhibits from Hollywood’s past!