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Intolerance: Silent Film with Live Musical Accompaniment

Presented in conjunction with the Sackler exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder.

Baltimore-based ensemble Boister visits the Freer to perform their acclaimed live score to D.W. Griffith’s masterpiece. Starring silent film darling Lillian Gish, the film intercuts four narratives thematically linked by its title: a contemporary melodrama, the death of Jesus Christ, the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of 1572, and – most magnificently – the fall of Babylon at the hands of the Persians in 539 BC. (Dir.: D.W. Griffith, United States, 1916, b&w, silent, 197 min.)

Event begins at 3:00PM

Presented by: Freer and Sackler Galleries - Smithsonian Institution

Categories: Music: Other, Free, Film

Event Venue

Meyer Auditorium at the Freer Gallery of Art

Independence Ave and 12th St SW
Washington, DC 20024
  • Saturday, March 9, 2013
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