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Theda Bara in
A FOOL THERE WAS

7:30

Monday, December 4

(1915) Still one of the silent screen’s greatest icons, exotic femme fatale Theda Bara (née Theodosia Goodman, a Jewish girl from Cincinatti) is known by name, but has rarely been seen: of the 40 films she made for Fox between 1914 and 1919, only two survive, including this, her breakthrough, the picture that launched a new archetype: “the vamp.” Prior to the film, Fox biographer Vanda Krefft will detail Bara’s own meteoric rise and fall. Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation/National Park Service and The Film Foundation. Approx. 87 min.