Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 1:00PM
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum – Fremont, CA
Documentary about an extraordinary lady, Diana Serra Cary. In the early 1920′s she was one of Hollywood’s first major child stars, Baby Peggy.
This is a unique portrait of one of Hollywood’s last Silent Stars, Baby Peggy. Today Diana Serra Cary s 93 years old and her short comedies are being rediscovered in Europe. For the first time she is confronted with her hard work as a minor. Memories come back. Diana tells her life story with inner depth.
Vera Iwerebor was born in Uithoorn, The Netherlands. With a lifelong passion for film and film history, she began her film career in 2003. After working as an initiator of and researcher for the documentary Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (2004), she decided to make her own films. In 2008, she produced and directed her first short documentary, A Silent Star with Anita Page. The documentary BABY PEGGY, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (2010) was released in Europe in 2011 and makes its U.S. premiere at the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival.