Following last summer’s monthlong series Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937, MoMA presents another selection of extremely rare films produced during the risk-taking reign of studio head Carl Laemmle, Jr. The centerpiece of the program is the world premiere of Universal's new digital restoration of the Jazz Age melodrama Sensation Seekers, a late work by the most important woman director of the silent era, Lois Weber. The May 6 screening of Sensation Seekers will feature live accompaniment by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Orchestra. Other rare titles include Tod Browning’s ferocious 1930 gangster film Outside the Law, starring a pre–Little Caesar
Organized by Dave Kehr, Curator, Department of Film.