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Friday, September 17, 2021

Cinematheque To Screen 'The Wind' as Part of Inaugural National Silent Movie Day

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 12:17 PM

click to enlarge Lillian Gish in The Wind. - WARNER BROS.
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  • Lillian Gish in The Wind.
The inaugural National Silent Movie Day will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will be among the 30 cinemas and performance venues participating.

The Cinematheque will screen the 1928 silent feature The Wind starring Lillian Gish. Martin Scorsese recently called this movie "one of the greatest films of the silent era,” noting that “if you’ve never seen a silent film, The Wind is an excellent place to begin."

 “The Wind is one of the artistic pinnacles of the silent era, and incredibly, it’s never before been shown at the Cinematheque,” says Cinematheque Director John Ewing in a statement.

Ohio-born Gish plays a "delicate young woman from Virginia" who travels west to live with relatives on the lonely Texas plains. The Cinematheque will show a vintage 35mm print (with a music track) of The Wind, which is directed by Victor Sjöström, the foremost filmmaker of the Swedish silent cinema, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Tickets cost $13, or $10 for Cinematheque members, CIA and CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 and under. Face masks are required for all moviegoers. Free parking for filmgoers is available in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot, both off E. 117th St. south of Euclid Ave. 

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