(1927 USA, 94 min., 16mm, English intertitles) F.W. Murnau
Winner of the first ever Oscar for Best Picture, Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans remains one of the finest love stories ever told. In both direction and visual effects it brought the art form to a higher level and was made right before The Jazz Singer, the first film that could talk. Over the years, academics and critics have come to realize that Sunrise was just as transformative as The Jazz Singer, pioneering ideas of space, illusion and superimposition that continue to be used today. There will always be viewers who stubbornly say, “That’s a silent movie. I have no desire to watch it.” But they’re missing out. Sunrise is without a doubt one of the finest movie experiences ever. And there’s no better way to view this beautiful masterpiece of the silent era than on the big screen in a stunning old gothic church with live musicians on piano, organ, string and wind instruments.
Our previous screenings there have been hugely popular so please arrive early whether you buy your tickets in advance or at the door. (General admission. Doors open at 6:30pm)
W.P. United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve O. (Vendôme metro)
$16, $11(students, 65+) at the door (cash only) or on-line: www.lavitrine.com from April 1st.
Snacks, popcorn and drinks will be available.