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FYI: Destiny - Free Classic Film Series at The New York State Writers Institute

  • Apr 12, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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Der müde Tod (Destiny - 1921)

Classic/Foreign Fantasy/Thriller

NR; 114 Minutes

Show Time 7:30pm

Directed by Fritz Lang

Silent with Live Musical Accompaniment by Mike Schiffer

Destiny (1921) Poster

Starring Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen and Bernhard Goetzke, this dark fairy tale tells the story of a young woman’s bargain with the Angel of Death after he slays her lover. Death agrees to revive him if she can save at least one of three lives in peril in three different settings: medieval Persia, Renaissance Venice, and imperial China. The film influenced a succeeding generation of filmmakers, including Luis Buñuel, who said in his autobiography, “When I saw DESTINY, I suddenly knew that I wanted to make movies,” and Alfred Hitchcock, who cited it as a film that deeply impressed him as a young man.

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  • Sybil S.

    The movie was indeed special with the piano playing,and even though it was
    an old,classic film there was still relevance.Glad I went.

    April 12, 2013

    • libran

      as Joan said, we looked for you...

      April 13, 2013

  • Joan

    We looked for you Sybil!

    April 13, 2013

  • Joe K.

    Page Hall is very easy to find. It's on 135 Western AVenue Albany on the SUNY downtown campus. There's free parking right next to the hall. It's about a block from where South Lake crosses Western. The movie is a classic silent film, backed up by a live piano player. I've seen it before, and I will see again tomorrow.

    April 11, 2013

  • libran

    this looks good. I haven't been to this venue - let's hope it is easy to find...

    April 11, 2013

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