The Captive

Premiere of a new restoration!

Featuring live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick

Long believed to be lost, Cecil B. Demille’s The Captive has been recently restored by the archival team at Paramount. A romantic melodrama set during the Balkan Wars, the screenplay was co-written with Jeanie Macpherson (who also wrote the play on which the film was based and even has a supporting role in the film). In Montenegro, a young woman (Blanche Sweet)’s life is occupied by family obligations until a captured Turk nobleman and prisoner of war enters her life – throws the film into the realm of love story, all while the war rages on around them. Join us for this very rare screening!

Dir. Cecil B. DeMille, 1915, digital presentation, 50 min.