Way Down East

Dir. D.W. Griffith (1920). Someone once compared D.W. Griffith’s 1920 resurrection of a shameless old Victorian melodrama as a symphony fashioned from the “The Old Oaken Bucket”—and the analogy gives some idea of the movie’s Charles Ives-like combination of kitsch Americana and hypermodern editing.
Thu., May 13, 8 p.m., 2010

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