#DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party | September 1 – 30, 2017
Film Viewing Parties & Other Celebrations
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Lois Weber’s THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:52 pm EDT
Directed by Lois Weber
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1916) Legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova — in her sole film appearance — as a mute peasant girl, whose seduction and abandonment by a Spanish nobleman in 17th century Naples leads to vengeance and revolution. DCP restoration. Approx. 112 min.
“Reveals Pavlova to be, from the very start, one of the greatest movie actors, a charismatic and expressive actor who’s as forceful in repose as in action, as vital in quiet scenes as she is screen-bursting in melodramatic ones.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker