LADY OF THE PAVEMENTS (D.W. Griffith, 1929) - Closing Night Film
Sunday, July 12
8:15pm LADY OF THE PAVEMENTS (Closing Night Film)
Directed by D.W. Griffith (1929, USA)
Cast: Lupe Velez, William Boyd, Jetta Goudal
D.W. Griffith's last silent film surprised contemporary critics who felt that he had lost his touch. This marvelous romantic drama is a return to form, with splendid cinematic flourishes that confirm the masters place in the firmament.
Set in 19th-century Paris where Prussian aristocrat Karl von Arnim (William Boyd, future HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY star) falls in love with Spanish cabaret chanteuse Nanon (the magnificent Lupe Velez). The film was completed as a silent, then partially re-shot to qualify as a part-talkie including two musical numbers using Griffith's innovative experimentation with sound modulation.
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BYDONALD SOSINON THE PIANO as well as a vocal recreation of the original musical numbers by Joanna Seaton.
Preceded by short The LESSER EVIL (Biograph, 1912)
35mm print from MoMA. Feature approximately 94 minutes.
General $17/Member $15
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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