1930. USA. D. W. Griffith. 93 min.
Friday, July 2, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1930. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Adaptation by Stephen Vincent Benet. With Walter Huston, Kay Hammond, Una Merkel, Henry B. Walthall. Griffith’s career was all-too-briefly resuscitated by this, his penultimate film and first talkie. Returning to the Civil War fifteen years after The Birth of a Nation, Griffith’s loving portrait of Lincoln, as embodied by Huston, reveals all kinds of poignant resonances between the lives of the director and his subject. After one more film, and Griffith's enforced retirement, they both would “belong to the Ages.” 93 min.