Monday, July 9, 2012 - Monday, July 30, 2012
The films this series present sumptuous worlds, tragically flawed characters, biblical adaptations epic in scale and scope, melodramatic and operatic in their vision. Take PICADILLY, starring the luscious Anna Mae Wong, a tale of ambition, desire and jealousy that casts intense glamour and enchantment into a nightclub in danger of decline. Give in to the temptation of L'ARGENT (Money), a gripping exposť of the destructive power of money, featuring ruthless stock-market speculators, desperate bids, ruined rivals, and sexual seduction. Feast in the brilliance of BEN HUR: A TALE OF CHRIST the most elaborate and expensive silent film ever made, a legendary production, whose costs were overshadowed only by the films box office, over $9 million! Dote on Cecil B. Demille's biblically proportioned KING OF KINGS, which mixes sex and religion, turning the redemption of Mary Magdalene, a high priced courtesan and possible lover of Jesus, into a vamp. Join us as we present these lush gilded classics in the opulence and grandeur of the city's finest movie palace.