Tol'able David
Live musical accompaniment by Frederick Hodges
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Showings
Castro TheatreSat, Dec 2 2:00 PM
$17 general / $15 member — no service charge!
Not Available
 
Film Info
Director:Henry King
Cast:Richard Barthelmess
Gladys Hulette
Walter P. Lewis
Year:1921
Country:USA
Total Run Time:94 min.
Description

D.W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms made Richard Barthelmess a star, but it was Henry King’s Tol’able David that cemented his place in the silent firmament. Barthelmess is the sensitive young David forced to confront brutal Goliaths in King’s rustic American coming-of-age tale. David’s serene Appalachian childhood comes to an end when a trio of outlaws terrorizes his town, crippling his brother and causing the death of his father.

Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation.
35mm print source: Museum of Modern Art


Introduction by Russell Merritt


Co-presented by BAMPFA


ASL interpretation provided
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Additional Information

Accompanied by Frederick Hodges


Classically trained as a concert pianist, Frederick Hodges has established a reputation as a truly versatile artist equally sought after as soloist, singer, guest soloist with the California Pops Orchestra, and dance band pianist with Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. His extensive repertoire includes all the best ragtime, stride, and novelty piano solo pieces. He has appeared on national television, radio, and in several Hollywood films. He is also a much sought-after silent film accompanist for both live performances and on DVD. He performs regularly at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.