The Artist’s massive commercial success may have brought silent film into prominence again, but at Eastman House, it has always been one of the cornerstones of our programs. If you desire more of this wonderful art form, come and see the originals this fall as the Dryden Theatre presents an exciting series of silents in collaboration with the University of Rochester, featuring the expressive talents of stars like Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, and John Gilbert and the artistic mastery of directors such as Cecil B. DeMille, D. W. Griffith, and King Vidor. There will be battles of the sexes, Japanese volcanoes, requited and unrequited love, religious and irreligious maniacs, the French Revolution and World War I, and plenty of laughter, tears, and astonishment. We hope you can join us for this collection of films, many of which will screen in new restorations courtesy of Eastman House — and some of which will be screening for the first time since their original release! And of course, because silent films were never truly silent, all screenings (except on Oct. 16) will feature live musical accompaniment by Philip C. Carli.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
A Tale of Two Cities
(Frank Lloyd, US 1917, 70 min.)
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
Why Change Your Wife?
(Cecil B DeMille, US 1920, 90 min.)
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
The Wrath of the Gods
(Reginald Barker, US 1914, 56 min.)
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.
The White Rose
(D. W. Griffith, US 1923, 100 min.)
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
(Allan Dwan, US 1918, 50 min.)
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m.
The Big Parade
(King Vidor, US 1925, 140 min.)
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Trapped by the Mormons
(H. B. Parkinson, UK 1922, 97 min.)
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Behind the Door
(Irvin Willat, US 1919, 70 min.)