2h | Directed by Robert G. Vignola | USA | Romance, drama
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Mary Tudor, Queen of France (Marion Davies), the younger sister of King Henry VIII, falls in love with commoner Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (Forrest Stanley). But her brother ’s plans for Mary involve politically strategic marriage to the elderly King Louis XII of France (William Norris). What is a rebellious, headstrong princess to do?
At the time, When Knighthood Was In Flower’s $1,800,000 budget made it the most expensive film ever made, and its box-office success led to Davies being named “Queen of the Screen” for 1922. Our screening includes live accompaniment by composer, historian, and musician Jeff Rapsis.
Rapsis writes that “silent film with live music is a unique experience that can only be successfully experienced in a movie theater environment — it was never intended for consumption in any other way, and it loses all its power on YouTube or cell phones.” We couldn’t agree more.
Tickets for this special presentation are $12 each.
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