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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Sun, Jan 12, 2014


This program is part of our monthly series of treasures from the Cohen Film Collection.

1916, Cohen Film, 167 min, USA, Dir: D.W. Griffith

Subtitled “Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages,” this landmark of silent film weaves together four separate plotlines dealing with the corrosive effects of the titular vice across history: a contemporary melodrama about a young couple’s struggles with poverty and crime, a Renaissance-era tale of persecuted French Huguenots, and recountings of the crucifixion of Jesus and the fall of ancient Babylon. The follow-up to D. W. Griffith’s controversial THE BIRTH OF A NATION was both technically innovative and visually lavish - the budget-busting Babylonian sets will still make you gasp. Some of the era’s biggest names have featured roles here (including Lillian Gish, Constance Talmadge and Mae Marsh), with numerous future stars among the cast of thousands. Though its ambitions have been echoed in recent years by such films as CRASH and BABEL, this remarkable epic remains a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jan 12, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

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Sun, Sep 22, 2013 - 2:00pm
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90th Anniversary! Presentation by Historian Tracey Goessel!
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Costa-Gavras In Person!
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Vivien Leigh Centennial!
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Dec 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Wed, May 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
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