WAY DOWN EAST
Monday, April 20
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1920) Deceived by bounder Lowell Sherman, Lillian Gish finds haven with a puritanical Maine farm family and their son Richard Barthelmess; but when her secret comes out, it’s time for one of Griffith’s greatest sequences, the race across the floating ice floes. Approx. 144 min. 35mm.
“Griffith turned a creaking, dated stage melodrama into an epic.”
– Pauline Kael