F.W. Murnau’s CITY GIRL
Sunday, December 3
INTRODUCED BY AUTHOR VANDA KREFFT
LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT BY STEVE STERNER
Directed by F.W. Murnau
Starring Charles Farrell and Mary Duncan
(1930) Sent to the big city by his hard-ass dad to sell their wheat, Charles Farrell returns with waitress Mary Duncan as his bride. Murnau’s poem of the land, with the camera gliding through the fields of wheat and urban scenes as memorable as those in Sunrise. 35mm print courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Approx. 88 min.
Introduced by Vanda Krefft, biographer of producer William Fox, with book signing in lobby following screening.
“A lyrical masterpiece of pastoral lyricism. A Rural melodrama of great beauty and honesty.”
– Philip French, The Guardian