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THE SCARLET LETTER

3:45

Sunday, March 4

(1926, Sjöström) In this stunning adaptation of Hawthorne’s tale of adultery in 17th century Boston, Lillian Gish’s Hester Prynne is “one of the most beautifully sustained performances in screen history” (Pauline Kael). Restored from the original camera negative by UCLA Film and Television Archive in cooperation with Warner Bros., George Eastman House, and The Packard Humanities Institute. 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive.