Movies | Film
Restored 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (co-published by the Library of Congress and the University Press of Kentucky) will present the program and sign copies of her book. Books will be on sale at the event by Elliott Bay Book Company.
Mary Pickford's penultimate silent film is a Dickensian tale of orphans living on a baby farm run by an evil caretaker. The movie boasts highly stylized sets, including an ominous-looking swamp, and atmospheric cinematography that illustrates the growing influence of German expressionist cinema on American filmmakers in the 1920s. One of the actress's darker-themed pictures is considered by many to be her best, including her business partner and onscreen rival Charlie Chaplin.
The feature is preceded by the Sparrows trailer and outtakes. $13 | $8 SIFF Members | $12 Youth (20 & under) and Seniors (65+) * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information