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Part of the series
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

WAY DOWN EAST

7:00

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. 

Reviews

“Griffith turned a creaking, dated stage melodrama into an epic.”
– Pauline Kael