Dir. Abel Gance (1919).
Abel Gance, D.W. Griffiths only rival as a narrative formalist and purveyor of epic emotion, made an international sensation with this nearly three-hour account of a romantic triangle put through hell during World War I. Released even before the blood had dried, Jaccuse is alternately clumsy and titanicthe climactic scene in which the dead return from their mass grave is the origin of zombie horror.
Fri., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 24, 1:15 p.m., 2010