Real estate ad for "Hollywood-by-the-Sea" (Titlow Beach, Tacoma), 1925

13 January 2015 - Tacoma Weekly  - "City research prompts restoration of ‘amazing’ film of Tacoma’s history."

19 May 2015 - KING5 TV news in Seattle "Silent film shot in Tacoma uncovered 88 years later "

1 May 2015 - The kickstarter campaign has begun! Help us take this film public in a grand fashion at The Eyes of the Totem Returns!

20 September 2015 - The Rialto Re-Premiere - sold out !

26 August 2015 - CityArts  "The Eyes of the Totem"

29 June 2015 - The Eyes of the Totem Returns kickstarter project has met its goal! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

30 June 2015 - Moving Image Archive News "Reopening the Eyes of the Totem"

16 September 2015 - KING5  - "Bonney Lake woman finds surprise in silent movie release"

12 June 2015 - South Sound Talk  "The Eyes of the Totem  Mesmerizes Local Historians, Film Lovers Once Again"

Showing of the film: Eyes of the Totem

and talk of historic Weaver Studio film industry in Tacoma in the 1920s. More info here and here.

Hosted by Tacoma Historical Society

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

McMenamins Elks Temple
565 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington 98402

24 May 2015 - The News Tribune  "Eyes of the Totem : Long-lost silent movie from 1920s Tacoma is found"

Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, 1925

3 November, 2015 -The Grand Cinema  -  sold out!

2 June 2015 -  Historic Seattle" Eyes of the Totem"

June , 2017 - was shown on its 90th Anniversary along with the feature length documentary A TOTEM TALEby Mariposa Productions @ The Rialto Theater, Tacoma WA 

10 June 2015 -  Jazz and NPR station KPLU "Tacoma's Long-Lost Silent Movie Returning To The Big Screen"

Past showing of the film:

Eyes of the Totem

Frank Buxton Silent Film Festival

Frank Buxton Auditorium

550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA

Get Tickets Here

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 at 7 PM

Found Photos, Curios, and Ephemera:

10 September 2015 - Cityline - TVTacoma - "Eyes of the Totem"

The Grand Re-premiere Weekend at the historic Rialto theater (the same place the producers of the film first viewed it in 1926!) was a HUGE success. Two of the three showings of the film were sold out. Thank you to all who joined together in this incredible celebration of film, history and community! 

Ad from the Tacoma Ledger newspaper, 1927

17 September 2015 - The News Tribune  - "Silent no more: All eyes are on Tacoma's 'Totem'"

12 September 2015 - artTown - the award-winning documentary/news magazine series covers Eyes of the Totem

November, 2015 -The Blue Mouse showings - sold out!

Sponsored by: Team Totem, Tacoma Historical Society, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, City of Tacoma, Mariposa Productions, Northwest Costume, Knights of Pythias, Tacoma Public Library, LeMay Family Collection Foundation--Marymount, Tacoma Art Museum and made possible by the solid support of the community. See the not quite complete but lengthy credits HERE


EOTT was an official selection of the Port Townsend Film Festival September 21-23, 2018

Variety magazine calls PTFF “Sundance by the Sea”!