THE WIND (Victor Sjostrom, 1928) - Centerpiece Film
Saturday July 11
7:30pm THE WIND - Centerpiece Film
Directed by Victor Sjostrom (USA, 1928)
Cast: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love
Along with Griffith and Murnau, Swedish director Victor Sjostrom was one of the giants of the silent era who convinced critics that the motion picture was not a bastard child of the stage, but a vital art form in its own right.
The Mojave Desert stands-in for the harsh Texas landscape where young Letty (the luminous Lillian Gish) finds herself fighting loneliness, a violent suitor, and the relentless, punishing wind. Truly magnificent! This performance will feature a special wind effect used in the 1920s! And special guest Leonard Maltin will introduce.
Preceded by shorts THE TRICK THAT FAILED (Biograph, 1909)
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BYDENNIS JAMESON THE MIGHTY WURLITZER
35mm print from Warner Bros. Feature runs approximately 80 minutes.
General $17/Member $15
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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