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Lois Weber’s THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI

♪ 3:00

Saturday, September 16

(1916) Legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova — in her sole film appearance — as a mute peasant girl, whose seduction and abandonment by a Spanish nobleman in 17th century Naples leads to vengeance and revolution. DCP restoration. Approx. 112 min.

Reviews

“Reveals Pavlova to be, from the very start, one of the greatest movie actors, a charismatic and expressive actor who’s as forceful in repose as in action, as vital in quiet scenes as she is screen-bursting in melodramatic ones.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker