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"Broken Blossoms" at 5th Avenue Cinema

Fellow SFSP members,

I am very excited about this latest meetup. Here's the description from the 5th Avenue Cinema brochure:

"D.W. Griffith made this intimate masterwork four years after The Birth of a Nation cemented his place as a cinematic genius and a flagrant racist, and three years after the cinematic apology of Intolerance flopped. While still hugely dated in its racial politics, Griffith daringly portrays an interracial romance between a peaceful Chinese man (Richard Barthelmess) and a street urchin abused by her father (Lillian Gish). Though a physical romance was out of the question, Griffith uses this limitation to display a kind of love and sympathy that began to chip away at the decade's rampant xenophobia. Broken Blossoms stands as a testament to Griffith's talent, Gish's beauty and the power of the medium."

Broken Blossoms will be screened three times: Friday Dec. 2 and Saturday Dec. 3 at 9:00 pm, and Sunday Dec. 4 at 5 pm. So if you can't make the Sunday showing, I hope you can show up Friday or Saturday. If you do RSVP for Sunday, we will meet in the theater lobby at 4:30.

Remember, tickets are only $4 for general admission, $3 for children, seniors and non-PSU students, and FREE for PSU students, faculty, staff and alumni with ID. 5th Avenue Cinema has already hosted two awesome silent films this year, and they deserve our support.

All hail Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess!


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  • Brenda T.

    So sorry i have a concert tomorrow and can't attend. I Love this movie.

    6 days ago

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