• The Birth of a Nation

    1915. USA. D. W. Griffith. Approx. 130 min.

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

  • The Birth of a Nation

    1915. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Based on The Clansman by Thomas Dixon. With Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron. This is the film that, more than any other, changed the course of cinema history. Deeply moved by the Civil War mythology he had absorbed as a child in rural Kentucky, Griffith consolidated all that he—and others—had previously achieved into an epic unprecedented in scope and emotional intensity. Since the mythology he accepted was deeply racist, the film had and still has a profoundly disturbing effect on American political and social history. Silent. Approx. 130 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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