Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Performance Hall, Logan Center
Called "perhaps the greatest movie ever made and the greatest folly in movie history" by film critic Pauline Kael, D.W. Griffith's 1916 epic film Intolerance (35mm, 210 minutes) intercuts four storylines separated by centuries to portray humanity's persistent intolerance throughout the ages: a present-day story of redemption, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572, the Biblical story of Jesus, and the fall of Babylon.
For his accompaniment, Bangkok Opera founder and director Somtow Sucharitkul will create a unique soundscape for each of the storylines, a typical fusion of West and Southeast. Screened from a rarely shown 35mm print of the Museum of Modern Art's 1989 restoration, which attempts to recreate the look of the film at the time of its 1916 premiere.
Presented by South Side Projections, the Logan Center, Film Studies Center, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. Additional support from the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival and The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The print is courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Tickets are free. Reservations are recommended. General seating only. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets must be picked up at the Box Office by 7:00 PM.
3/7/2015 7:00 PM