Throughout its history, the Circulating Film and Video Library has partnered with other institutions to bring in collections of films. All films are silent, with musical accompaniment.
Great Train Robbery. 1904. USA. Produced by Sigmund Lubin. 16. 9 min.
A remarkable, almost frame-for-frame re-creation of Edison’s successful version of the holdup of a train.
The Wrath of the Gods. 1914. USA. Directed by Reginald Barker. Produced by Thomas H. Ince. 16mm. 51 min.
Remarkable for its largely Japanese cast (with the exception of the lead, played by Frank Borzage) and an interracial marriage, the film combines elements of an old Japanese legend with a modern adventure/love story.
Siren of the Tropics. 1927. France. Directed by Henri Etievant, Mario Nalpas. 16mm. 25 min.
Until recently, this was thought to be the only surviving fragment of Josephine Baker’s first feature film. Baker was far ahead of her time, creating a positive and stylish image for black American women.