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This Saturday: EPICS

The "tentpole" movie is not a new concept; thinking big came naturally to Hollywood even in its formative years.. As demonstrated by these early classics, Tinseltown’s love affair with long, expensive, highly-produced blockbusters is a long and profitable one. The faces and technologies have changed, but the conventions remain the same.


This Saturday's Movies - 7/11/2015
4:00 PM
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance throughout history.

(USA, 1916, B&W, 163 mins, dir. D.W. Griffith, with Mae Marsh & Miriam Cooper, Silent with music score)

7:00 PM
Childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. Framed by Messala for killing a Roman official dooms Judah as a Roman Galley slave, which he eventually is freed from and returns plotting revenge against Messala.

(USA, 1925, B&W, 143 mins, dir. Fred Niblo, with Ramon Navarro & Francis X. Bushman, silent with music score)

9:30 PM
Madariaga is an Argentinian cattle baron with two daughters: one married a Frenchman, the other a German. Similar to Arthurian Legend of two brothers (Suite du Merlin) from Le Morte d'Arthur, the film deals with the two brothers-in-laws in opposing armies during WWI.

(USA, 1921, B&W, 134 mins, dir. Rex Ingram, with Rudolph Valentino & Alice Terry, Silent with music score)



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