Dir. D.W. Griffith (1916).
This lavish, delirious exercise in parallel action stacks up four lavish narratives and lets them all come to a simultaneous boil. Griffith lost his original audience (and well as the fortune he made with The Birth of a Nation), but the climax is truly mind-boggling.
Wed., Nov. 25, 1 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 27, 1:30 p.m., 2009
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