1927. USA. Dir: F.W. Murnau. With George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor. 94 min.
Equal parts terrifying, joyful, and quixotic, this lyrical silent drama from the director of Nosferatu depicts a farmer stirred by a vacationing seductress to join her in the city – once he sells his land and murders his wife. Gorgeous cinematography accentuates both the allure of passion and the redemptive power of love.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.