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FILM SCREENINGS

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  • The River

    1929. USA. Frank Borzage. 55 min.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The River

    1929. USA. Directed by Frank Borzage. Screenplay by Dwight Cummins, Philip Klein, from a novel by Tristram Tupper. With Charles Farrell, Mary Duncan, Ivan Linow, Margaret Mann. Borzage's sensual late-silent film of love and seduction is presented in a digital reconstruction that combines a forty-three-minute fragment (of the original eighty-four-minute film), a short clip originally cut by Swedish censors, and still photos from a variety of film archives—among them, Borzage's private collection at the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles—as well as explanatory texts inspired by the original scenario found at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. A true archival collaboration, overseen by Hervé Dumont of the Cinémathèque Suisse. 55 min.