On Location in Silent Cinema film program

Event has passed (Wed Feb 6, 2013 - Fri Feb 22, 2013)
$5.50 - $9.50
Film Screening, Movies


Wednesday, February 6, 2013
7:00 p.m. Terje Vigen
Victor Sjöström (Sweden, 1917) Imported Print! Introduced by Mark Sandberg. Live music by The Town Quartet. Bruce Loeb on piano. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this adaptation of Ibsen's nationalistic poem is distinguished by stunning land- and seascape photography. With the director’s Hollywood epic The Wind, wherein naïve Virginia belle Lillian Gish relocates to windswept Texas. (136 mins)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. Chang
Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack (U.S., 1927). Introduced by Linda Williams. A family struggles to farm—and to live—at the edge of the Siam jungle in this pioneering travelogue/documentary/crowd-pleaser. With Buñuel’s Surrealist documentary classic, Land Without Bread. (120 mins)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 p.m. Love and Duty
Bu Wancang (Richard Poh) (China, 1931). Imported Print! Introduced by Weihong Bao. Judith Rosenberg on piano. This rarely screened tragicomedy from the Chinese silent era depicts a woman’s sacrifice and the price she pays for abandoning an arranged marriage. Starring the legendary Ruan Lingyu. (152 mins)

Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:00 p.m. The Bargain
Reginald Barker (U.S., 1914). Restored 35mm print! Introduced by Scott Simmon. Frederick Hodges on piano. Join us for the West Coast premiere of the Library of Congress’s 35mm restoration of this deeply unconventional border-town Western, starring William S. Hart in his first feature and the Grand Canyon in all its majesty. With short Sierra Jim’s Reformation, starring Raoul Walsh. (83 mins)

Friday, February 22, 2013
7:00 p.m. The Ghost That Does Not Return
Abram Room (U.S.S.R., 1930) Imported Print! Introduced by Anne Nesbet. Bruce Loeb on piano. The grand and forbidding vistas of Azerbaijan stand in for an unnamed, oil-rich South American country, in which a revolutionary is let out of jail for one day. The Soviet Wild West meets avant-garde design! (84 mins)


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
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  1. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
    2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA