Friday, April 12, 2013
| 8 pm
(1924) Directed by Marshall Neilan and Mary Pickford. Mary Pickford, Allan Forrest, Marc McDermott. (135 min.)
The great silent-film star and Hollywood legend Mary Pickford is the focus of a special film event sponsored by the Library of Congress. Leading Pickford scholar Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, introduces the actress’s most lavish movie production, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall. The film has not been seen in this country for many years, and our screening features a newly restored print from the Royal Belgian Film Archive that will visit the U.S. only briefly. Live piano accompaniment by Ethan Uslan, twice winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
Dorothy Vernon showcases Pickford as a plucky Tudor era heiress, navigating love, laughs and thrilling action in a silent era super production. Dorothy evades an arranged marriage, falls in love with a family enemy, and mixes it up with Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Leading Pickford scholar Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies introduces the film and is available for book signing following the screening. Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies offers the perfect gift for the silent film fantic in your life.
Please purchase your book copy from the NCMA box office prior to the 8 pm event start time. Books will be on sale starting at 10 am on Thursday, April 11. Call (919) 715-5923 or purchase in person.
Also, don't miss Ms. Schmidt's Mary Pickford Slide Show running from 7 - 8 pm.
WEEKLY RAFFLE: Attend our spring films and enter our "Italian Vacation" raffle to win dinner for two at Bella Monica! Thanks to restaurateur Aaron Mollick for supporting NCMA Cinema.