Program 5: Domestic Abuse
Musical accompaniment by Ben Model
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Le torchon brûle ou une querelle de ménage
1911. France. Directed by Romeo Bosetti. A Pathé production. With Sarah Duhamel. A couple’s fight over dinner leads to spiraling domestic abuse that spreads all over town. 5 min.
1906. France. Directed by Louis Gasner. A Pathé production. With Max Linder. Suffering from a case of unrequited love, Max hangs himself from a tree—and there he remains for hours while the townspeople decide whose responsibility it is to rescue him. 7 min.
Polycarpe veut faire un carton (aka Polycarpe is aan het schijfschieten)
1913. France. Directed by Ernest Servaes. An Éclair production. With Ernest Servaes. The homeless Polycarpe steals a rifle from some careless society sportsmen and goes on a mindless shooting spree. 4 min.
Bébé soigné son père (aka De vader van Bebe gevoelt zich vervelend ziek)
1912. France. Directed by Louis Feuillade. A Gaumont production. With Rene Dary. A mischievous child feeds his father a laxative, leading to disruptive bouts of intestinal disorder—and an unexpected reward. 9 min.
1912. France. Director unknown. A Lux production. The clown Flippie’s gratitude to a passing stranger goes too far, driving his benefactor to distraction—and dismemberment. 7 min.
Arthème promène son oncle
1913. France. Directed by Ernest Servaes. An Eclipse production. With Ernest Servaes. Artheme takes his elderly uncle for a walk in his wheelchair, but abandons the invalid in the woods overnight when he spots a pretty girl. 6 min.
Little Mortiz demande Rosalie en marriage
1911. France. Directed by Romeo Bossetti. A Pathé production. With Maurice Schwartz, Sarah Duhamel. Wimpy Little Moritz needs to toughen up to win Rosalie, but he ends up smashing everyone and everything in sight when boxing lessons turn him into a mindless fighting machine. 6 min.
Program approx. 42 min.
In the Film exhibition Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute, The Netherlands
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