The Silent Treatment

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Silent film fans, the time has come to rejoice! Now on the second Saturday of every month, get ready to receive The Silent Treatment: our ongoing series of artfully chosen feature films from all corners of the pre-sound era — choice picks that are rarely screened theatrically, or are not available on DVD! Curated by film archivists/TST Newsletter publishers Brandee Cox and Steven Hill, The Silent Treatment showcases a wide variety of early cinema in the best available formats for film lovers with an enthusiastic and adventurous spirit. For breaking news on what films/special guests will be on tap for future shows, check out TST’s Facebook fan page! In addition, get the lowdown on all your favorite silent stars and filmmakers with TST’s bi-monthly digest, available for free download at the Silent Treatment website!


2/13 - 1PM
$12/free for members

Feat. Live Accompaniment from Cliff Retallick!

The first of three King Vidor films featuring Marion Davies, The Patsy is an energetic and frothy comedy, charmingly driven by its screwball leading lady. Vidor—one of the great filmmakers of the 1920s—made the film at the insistence of William Randolph Hearst, newspaper man and media mogul, who confidently cooked up the idea for this hit. Davies, previously known for drama, shines as something of a proto-teenager in an auspicious start to her collaborations with Vidor, alongside Marie Dressler (as her overbearing mother) and Dell Henderson as her father. Don’t miss this sharp director-actress collaboration; in Marion’s words, “a good motion picture, according to Mr. Vidor, should not be an imitation of the stage, which is inevitably an interpretation of life. It should be, on the contrary, a copy of life, and the director a sort of reporter who transcribes on celluloid…”

Dir. King Vidor, 1928, 35mm, 78 min.

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3/12 - 2PM
$12/free for members

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Dir Clarence Brown, 1925, 35mm, 80 min.

THE SILENT TREATMENT: The Complete Metropolis

4/9 - 1PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Fritz Lang, 1927, DCP Restoration, 149 min.

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