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The Broken Butterfly (1919): Screening and Conversation with David O’Russell

December 13, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Co-presented by The Film Foundation and Louis XIII Cognac

Presented with live musical accompaniment by instructors from the Young Musicians Foundation. Discussion following the film with host David O. Russell.

West Coast Premiere of New 4K Restoration! 100th Anniversary!


1919, 59 min, USA, Dir: Maurice Tourneur

Composer Darrell Thorne (Lew Cody) meets Marcene Elliot (Pauline Starke) in a Canadian forest and is so lovestruck that he titles his next symphony after her. He hopes that she will accompany him to New York, but the young woman’s aunt (Mary Alden) sends them on diverging paths. This poignant silent drama from pioneering French-born filmmaker Maurice Tourneur was unseen for nearly a century until its recent restoration.

With French intertitles and English subtitles. | Special Ticket Price: $15. Free to Cinematheque Members. Must be 21 or older to attend. No vouchers. | Screening format: DCP | Restored in 2019 by The Film Foundation at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in association with La Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé. Restoration funding provided by Louis XIII Cognac. © 2019 E. Rémy Martin & Co., Louis XIII® Grande Champagne Cognac, 40% Alc./Vol., Imported by Rémy Cointreau USA, Inc., New York, NY. Louis XIII Bottle Design®


December 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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