FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE MUSIC:
Presented in partnership with AFI Silver Theatre
Dir. Frank Borgaze (71min, USA, 1920)
Silent film with English intertitles
Live musical accompaniment by Gabriel Thibaudeau
Director Frank Borzage and screenwriter Frances Marion make beautiful music out of Fannie Hurst’s famous tale. After years of hard work, Gaston Glass achieves success as a concert violinist, allowing him to move his mother (Vera Gordon) out of the tenements and into a fashionable uptown apartment, and to propose to childhood sweetheart Alma Rubens. But after his arm is badly injured during service in the Great War, all seems lost.
35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The Washington Jewish Music Festival is partnering with the leading performing arts presenters in the DC Area to expand the number and variety of Jewish music presentations during the Festival dates. These programs are hosted by the AFI Silver Theater, Levine Music, and Strathmore. Please note that WJMF passes do not provide access to Fest+ events.