Silent Movie Matinee: 7th Heaven (1927)
Central Library, Dweck Center
This adaptation of Austin Strong's 1922 play begins, literally, in Paris' lower depths as a sewer-worker, Chico (Charles Farrell), saves Diane (Janet Gaynor) from being beaten by her sister. To protect and help her heal, Chico takes Diane up to his 7th floor attic-apartment where, away from the world, love grows and empowers them, until World War I separates them, in a romantic-drama about love as a spiritual and transformative force. Directed by Frank Borzage.
(1927) 118 Minutes USA
With live piano accompaniment by Bernie Anderson. Hosted & Curated by Ken Gordon. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to these programs.
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