October 16, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(King Vidor, US 1925, 140 min.)
Silent Tuesdays. King Vidor’s poignant account of idealistic, naive John Gilbert’s spiritual maturing in the trenches was the first and perhaps best U.S. World War I epic, providing a supremely humane and unflinching view of the conflict’s terrors to Americans who were uncertain of how to deal with the war’s residual pain. It remains a brilliant piece of filmmaking, and a celebration of inner strength and love that needs to be seen on the big screen.