Dec 23 – STARK LOVE [silent film accompaniment]

When: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 at 1:00PM

1927. USA. Directed by Karl Brown. With Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. Approximately 70 min.

Shot on location in North Carolina with a cast of amateur performers, cinematographer Brown’s feature about backwoods mountain folk was intentionally naturalistic for its period, and the “primitive” drama, as the director described it, of a father taking his son’s love interest for his bride is still strikingly frank. Working with a foreign-language print, the Museum’s restoration of the film involved lengthy reconstruction of the original English language intertitles.

This film accompanies In Memoriam: Eileen Bowser (1928 – 2019).

Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M

Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children ages 16 and under & Museum members, screening ticket required)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required.
Film admission is partial Museum admission. The price of a film ticket can be applied toward the price of Museum admission or MoMA membership within 30 days of your purchase. For more info, visit