Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Silent Film Tonight @ BAM

A friend told me about "Silent Film Tuesdays" at BAM in Fort Greene. Tonight they're showing a 1926 comedy directed by William A. Wellman. The photo is certainly intriguing. I might just check it out. See details below:

You Never Know Women
Part of the BAMcinematek series Pordenone Silent Film Tuesdays
Tue, Nov 25 at 7pm*
*Live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin

Directed by William A. Wellman
With Florence Vidor
(1926) 71min

“Beautiful lighting and camera work by Victor Milner, spare use of sub-titles, and Wellman’s skillful handling of the actors all conspire to make this a wonderful example of silent film technique.”—All Movie Guide
Lost until a print was found in the Library of Congress in 2001, this highly entertaining Wellman (A Star is Born) comedy concerns a love triangle amongst a troupe of Russian acrobats, clowns, and magicians. On the verge of being canned by Paramount prior to this film, its success gave Wellman the opportunity to direct Wings (1927), winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture.