• Way Down East

    1920. USA. D. W. Griffith. Approx. 150 min.

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Way Down East

    1920. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Screenplay by Anthony Paul Kelly, based on the play by Lottie Blair Parker. With Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman. Arguably Griffith’s masterpiece, this apotheosis of the Gish-Griffith collaborations incorporates all of the actress’s signature onscreen personas: the simple country girl, the Madonna with child, and the abandoned woman. Tricked out of her virginity and robbed of her innocence, Anna (Gish) endures multiple tragedies before redemption at the hands of her literal savior, David (Barthelmess). Silent, with musical accompaniment by Stuart Oderman. Approx. 150 min.

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