Frank Borzage’s LUCKY STAR
Monday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Directed by Frank Borzage
Starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
(1929) Unsung masterpiece: in their last film together, now-grownup farm brat Janet Gaynor and disabled WWI vet Charles Farrell find love, but… 35mm print courtesy EYE, Amsterdam. Approx. 100 min.
“From the opening scene, you know you are in the hands of a master.”
– Kevin Brownlow
“A work of remarkable sophistication, both for Mr. Borzage’s highly developed storytelling skills and for the remarkably genuine and touching performances he elicited from Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, who had great screen chemistry long before there was a name for such a thing… A rare treat.”
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times. Read the full review here.