October is Silent Movie Month in Ithaca!
The Wharton Studio Museum will be celebrating Silent Movie Month at events all over Tompkins County throughout the month of October, including TWO special screenings here at Cinemapolis:
WITHIN OUR GATES
Wednesday, October 10 at 7 pm
Wharton Studio Museum proudly presents Oscar Micheaux’s WITHIN OUR GATES : A Response to THE BIRTH OF A NATION. The screening will include an introduction by author and historian Barbara Tepa Lupack.
D.W. Griffith’s venomous THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) exposed the racial division and racial hatred in the country and established many of the racist stereotypes that would be imitated by other filmmakers for years to come. In his WITHIN OUR GATES (1920), Oscar Micheaux-—the best and most prolific of the early race filmmakers—-challenged such racial depictions and offered a stirring portrait of rape, lynching, murder, miscegenation, white bigotry, and black migration.
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10 or more.
Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm
Celebrate Silent Movie Month and bring the entire family to Cinemapolis for this not-to-be-missed Sunday matinee screening of one of the great film comedies — SAFETY LAST!
A 1923 American silent romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd, SAFETY LAST includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. Introduction by writer, film aficionado and WRFI Radio host Roger Smith.
$6. per person. Under 12 Free.
Find more about Silent Movie Month at WhartonStudioMuseum.com