Sunday, January 18, 2015
New 35mm restoration with live piano accompaniment!
Introduction by film critic Scott Foundas!
Among the great silents that Lubitsch touched is this saucy melodrama starring May McAvoy (The Jazz Singer, Ben-Hur) as an 18-year-old in a dizzying, whirlwind triangle between her estranged socialite mother and a weasel-like suitor who, after getting a whiff of May’s trust fund, stays true to his cad nature by wooing the young dame. Often favoring devastating facial expressions to convey the story’s soapy twists and turns over expository intertitles, Three Women is a nimble, nuanced, and surprising dose of Lubitsch movie magic. From the collection of the George Eastman House.