Lois Weber’s THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
Saturday, September 16
Directed by Lois Weber
(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.
“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