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Coming Attractions: Silent Movies!

May 27, 2011 |  5:18 am

  Aug. 8, 1920, Humoresque  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting Summer of Silents, nine selections chosen from movies that were awarded Photoplay magazine’s  Medal of Honor. Except for “The General,” the films will be shown on Monday nights at 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., starting June 13 and concluding Aug. 8. Most presentations will include opening remarks by a film historian.

A pass for the series is $25 ($20 for Academy members and students). Tickets for individual films go on sale June 1.

The films are:

June 13, "Humoresque" plus "One Week" (1920), Cari Beauchamp.

June 20, "Tol'able David" plus "Never Weaken" (1921), David Shepard.

June 27, "Robin Hood" plus "Pay Day" (1922), Jeffrey Vance.

July 11, "The Covered Wagon" (1923) plus fragments of "Abraham Lincoln" (1924) and 3-D images from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).

July 18, "The Big Parade" (1925), Kevin Brownlow.

July 20, "The General" (1927), Kevin Brownlow.

July 25, "Beau Geste" plus "Saturday Afternoon" (1926), Frank Thompson.

Aug. 1, "7th Heaven" (1927) plus "Mighty Like a Moose" (1926) and a fragment of "The Patriot" (1928), Janet Bergstrom.

Aug. 8, "Four Sons" plus "Two Tars"and a fragment of "The Case of Lena Smith" (1928).

Further information is here.