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Film Series: Linda

1929. USA. Dir: Dorothy Davenport. With Helen Foster. 75 min. 35mm print.

This film is so rare that no footage from it exists online!

In a far-off hamlet, a keen young woman feels obliged to forfeit true love in the name of family honor. Let maestro accompanist Ben Model’s live theater organ – combined with a rare print from the Library of Congress – whisk you back to the silent era during this once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunity. Intro by Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Seven Chances (with LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT)

1925. USA. Dir: Buster Keaton. With Keaton. Approx 90 min, including shorts.


Buster can claim his inheritance if he gets married in a day, but the poor lad just can’t seem to catch a break. Either he’s being rejected by every gal he knows, or he’s being chased over streets and hillsides by a hundred ferocious would-be-brides. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model (MoMA) and some short films round out a night of slapstick hijinks.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Metropolis (with live accompaniment)

1927. Germany. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Brigitte Helm. 123 min.

If you prefer your futuristic robo-gal to be a destructive doppelganger leading the working class to rebellion against the overlords of their dystopian society, then this ornate and influential silent fable should be right up your alley – and oh what a twisted, Expressionist alley that is. Accompanist Ben Model (MoMA) returns to improvise a live organ score.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free