THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
with musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Frank Bockius
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Showings
Castro TheatreFri, Jun 2 3:30 PM
$16 general / $14 member - no service charge!
Not Available
 
Film Info
Director:Lois Weber
Cast:Anna Pavlova
Rupert Julian
Wadsworth Harris
Douglas Gerrard
Year:1916
Country:USA
Total Run Time:112 min.
Description

Legendary ballet dancer Anna Pavlova was at the height of her fame when she teamed up with director Lois Weber to make The Dumb Girl of Portici. Pavlova choreographed, produced, and starred in this historical epic, Universal’s most expensive production to date and the first blockbuster ever directed by a woman. Set in mid-17th-century Spanish-occupied Naples, Pavlova’s mute fisher-girl sparks a revolution.

Underwritten by Leather Gloves by Fratelli Orsini

 

Introduced by Shelley Stamp

Musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Frank Bockius

Copresented by Bay Area Women in Film & Media and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Restoration by the Library of Congress


Children under the age of 10 are admitted free.