Friday, August 4th, 2017 @ 7:30PM in Culpeper, VA [silent film accompaniment]

When: Friday, August 4th at 7:30PM
What: La Bohème (1926, 95 min., dir. King Vidor)
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-101/august-at-packard-spotlights-world-war-ii-and-the-sound-of-blues/2017-07-18/

Often referred to as the “First Lady of American Cinema,” Lillian Gish had appeared in more than 70 films beginning in 1912 when she signed with the recently formed MGM. With significant creative control on her projects, Gish selected King Vidor to direct “La Bohème” based on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel “La Vie de bohème” (The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter). Gish portrays Mimi, the delicate seamstress who takes up residence in Paris’s artists’ colony where she falls in love with aspiring painter Rodolphe (John Gilbert). Renée Adorée co-stars as the saucy Musette and Edward Everett Horton is Rodolphe’s musician friend Colline.

Where: Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation
19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701
Directions: http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/location.html

Admission: All Packard Campus programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994 during regular business hours.

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