Revolutionary cinema from French director Jean Epstein (1897–1953), including his poetic adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher.
Six et demi, onze
The Fall of the House of Usher
Judith Rosenberg on piano
A woman whose lover and son are chronic gamblers must overcome the hypocrisy of wealth and the corruptions of money in Epstein’s melodrama, starring the great Russian actress Nathalia Lissenko.
Introduced by Sarah Keller
The story of a young man from a wealthy family and a perfume girl with whom he falls in love. “A beautifully shot film, bathed in every kind of luminescence” (Anthology Film Archives).
Lecture and booksigning by Sarah Keller. Judith Rosenberg on piano
Two brothers inherit the family fortune; one falls in love with an opera singer who cannot be loved, while the other hopes to rescue him. With short Sa tête.
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Live Music: Judith Rosenberg on piano
Epstein collaborated with local Breton fishermen to create this tale of their fear of the very thing that brings them life: the sea. “A masterpiece of silent cinema” (ARTE).