|The Godless Girl|
7pm A Woman of Paris Charles Chaplin, 93 mins, USA, 1923, 35mm, B&W
This Lubitschean drama of manners involves a French girl (Chaplin favourite Edna Purviance) who fails to marry her sweetheart and ends up in Paris as the mistress of perennial sophisticate Adolphe Menjou.
Screens with The Count Charles Chaplin
(18 mins, 1916)
9pm The Godless Girl Cecil B. DeMille, 113 mins, USA, 1929, 35mm, B&W. Courtesy: UCLA Film and TV Archive
Cecil B. DeMille's final silent drama, is a supposed condemnation of the atheist movement then prevalent around high school and college campuses, and also a reform school exposé.
This is a film of irrational yet compelling power and an oddity worthy of re-appreciation. Imported 35mm print.