Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Co-presented by Kino Lorber and the Library of Congress.

An auteur on the order of D.W. Griffith, Lois Weber was among the silent era’s most prolific and important filmmakers, whose work encompassed controversial social issues and artful surrealism.

Color-Tinted 2K Restoration! WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN?, 1916, 64 min. Dir. Lois Weber. A box office hit, this provocative look at birth control helped put Lois Weber on the map. Tyrone Power Sr. (father of the 1940s matinee idol) stars as a district attorney whose prosecution of a doctor reveals a busy abortion practice. Named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1993. With music by Maud Nelissen. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Preserved by New York Women in Film & Television’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.

2K Restoration! “What Do Men Want?” (1921, 40 min. Dir. Lois Weber.) Indecisive inventor J. Frank Glendon wants his childhood sweetheart (Weber discovery Claire Windsor) … until success turns his eye to another woman. Note: this is a partial print (reels 3-5 of 7). Music by Meg Morley. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

4K Restoration! “Suspense” (1913, 10 min. Dir. Lois Weber) Significant as one of the first films to incorporate split-screen visuals, this thriller stars Weber as a mother menaced by a home invader, and features a high-speed car chase. Music by Skylar Nam, performed by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Courtesy of the British Film Institute.

Color-Tinted, 2K Restoration! “Hypocrites” (1915, 52 min. Dir. Lois Weber) With its portrayal of “The Naked Truth” as a nude woman, this exposé of religious hypocrisy across the centuries shocked audiences across America. Music by Ben Model. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Read more about these films in an article by Cari Beauchamp on our blog.

Program hosted by author and film historian Cari Beauchamp.
Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jul 28, 2018 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sun, Jul 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre