CANCELLED SCREENING. Cinefamily (which operates the Silent Movie Theatre) is going through a period of restructuring and all programming has been put on hold until further notice. The Silent Treatment is hopeful that the series will resume once Cinefamily reopens under new managment, and that THE COVERED WAGON screening will be rescheduled later in the year.
The Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre
The Silent Treatment Series
The Covered Wagon (1923)
$12 / Free for Members
“The Covered Wagon blazed the trail for the epic western… James Cruze took the plunge to turn the western into the true epic of our history that it is.” - Joseph McBride, Los Angeles Times
The Silent Treatment presents the world premiere of Paramount Archives’ brand new restoration of The Covered Wagon. This seminal entry in the history of early Westerns was the 29th President of the United States’ favorite film. In the words of a reverent Warren G. Harding, after seeing the film: “I sat entranced. There was more than the picturesque, more than sorrow and discouragement, more than appealing characters and enthralling heroism. There was more than the revelation of the irresolute who failed in fitness to survive, more than tragedy and comedy in their inseparable blend. There was more than the scouts who surpassed our fancies, more than nature’s relentless barriers revealed. Everywhere aflame was the soul of unalterable purpose.”
Featuring live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick
With an introduction by Jeff McCarty of the Paramount Archives
Dir. James Cruze, 1923, digital presentation, 98 min.
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