May 14 – MANTRAP [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, May 14th, 2022 at 1:00PM

1926. Dir. Victor Fleming. 86 mins. Archival 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress. With Clara Bow, Percy Marmont, Ernest Torrence, Ford Sterling, Eugene Pallette.

Fleming’s jazzy, vivacious western parody follows a Minneapolis manicurist (21-year-old Bow in her breakout performance) as she negotiates the competing affections of her burly trader husband (Torrence) and an effete New York divorce lawyer (Marmont) amid the picturesque wilderness of central Canada. Shot on location by James Wong Howe with a double eye for large-scale scenic beauty and discreet comic detail, the film would become one of Bow’s most beloved pictures and her own personal favorite. With piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura.

This screening is part of Silents, Please!

Where: Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater in Astoria, Queens
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY 11106
Nearest Subway: Steinway Street on M/R; 36th Ave on N/W

Admission:  $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). 
Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.