Monday, March 9
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1919) In London’s foggy Limehouse district, brutal prizefighter Donald Crisp takes time out between bouts to pummel waifish daughter Lillian Gish, as Chinese outsider Richard Barthelmess tries to befriend her, in Griffith’s most delicate and tender chamberpiece. Approx. 95 min. 35mm.
“I know of no other picture in which so much screen beauty is obtained.”
– James Agee
“The first genuinely poetic film!”
- William K. Everson