June 23, 2014
Doors at 6:00 pm
Show at 7:00 pm
$10 general public
$5 students & seniors
(not including fees)
STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - The Wind at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, June 23, 2014. Featuring Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ!
The third film in our Significant Silents series is THE WIND (1928), an American romantic drama from Swedish director Victor Sjöjström, starring Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson and Montagu Love. Frances Marion adapted the movie from the novel of the same name written by Dorothy Scarborough. Distributed by MGM, THE WIND was the last silent film for Lillian Gish.
The story is that of a frail young woman from the East who moves in with her cousin in the West, causing tension within the family that eventually drives her mad. The Museum of Modern Art has preserved the film with support from the Lillian Gish Fund for film Preservation. In 1993, the Library of Congress selected THE WIND for preservation in the National Film Registry, which includes films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
CineClub discussion afterwards in Lobby Bar, led by Carl Bennett, founder and editor of www.silentera.com.
Running time for feature film is approximately 95 minutes.
Significant Silents of 1928 is a four-part film series focusing on films originally presented in 1928, the year The Paramount Theatre opened its doors.