Though she was raised in Canada, silent-film star Mary Pickford was known as “America’s Sweetheart,” winning over fans with her sweet, girlish looks and big, expressive eyes. As part of Film Forum’s tribute to the 90th anniversary of United Artists—a company that Pickford co-founded with Charlie Chaplin and others—you can see two of her “little girl with the curls” classics for the price of one: Sparrows (1926), in which Pickford saves a group of children from an alligator-infested labor camp (with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner), and My Best Girl (1927), a classic meet-cute in which Pickford, a shopgirl, falls for her handsome co-worker Buddy Rogers, who became her third real-life husband just nine years later.

Mon., April 28, 5:30, 7:10 & 9 p.m., 2008