Today, Leading Ladies publications has shipped off some The Sea Gull "A Woman of the Sea" books to Bologna, Italy, for Il Cinema Ritrovato. The week long film festival will be held from June 28-July 5, 2008.
The festival will have a special series of films featuring the work of Josef von Sternberg, with two dossiers by Janet Bergstrom (historian on Josef von Sternberg and works with the UCLA Film & Television Archive in Los Angeles).
Leading Ladies will not be present at the festival, but we have been in contact with Janet and with Cecilia Cenciarelli (with the Chaplin Archives in Italy). We are currently working with Cecilia, who is involved with the festival, as well as a dossier planned for The Sea Gull at the event.
Update June 19th: Cecilia has informed us The Sea Gull book shipment has arrived in Italy.