Friday, March 10, 2017
East Building, SECU Auditorium
(1927) Directed by Karl Brown. Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. (70 min.) 35mm print from MoMA. Silent film with live music by Nathan Shirley.
Filmed on location in western North Carolina with a largely amateur cast, Stark Love provides a documentary window into rural life of a century ago. A rough mountain man works his wife to death, and compels a neighbor girl to take her place, while his son seethes with outrage and desire.
“One of the little-known masterpieces of American film” (J. W. Williamson in Hillbillyland).