October 30, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(Irvin Willat, US 1919, 70 min.)
Silent Tuesdays. One of the American silent screen’s very few true horror films, as well as one of the most beautiful and eerily passionate films of any time, Behind the Door tells a tale of a man of the sea (Hobart Bosworth) whose humanity is destroyed by the unimaginably base and brutal actions taken by U-boat captain Wallace Beery. Director Irvin Willat creates a nightmarish narrative of interlocking flashbacks and flashforwards that heighten the suspense to extraordinary emotional levels. Don’t miss this extremely rare film, brought here through the courtesy of the Library of Congress. Because of this film’s intensity and disturbing themes, parental guidance is suggested.