Sep 12 – Gertrude McCoy 2 [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 1:00PM
What: Gertrude McCoy 2

The second episode of Edison’s Girl Who Earns Her Living series casts McCoy as an accountant who uncovers an embezzlement scheme. Based on a screenplay by a popular writer of historical romances, Mary Imlay Taylor, The Ploughshare is a transitional four-reel feature set in the antebellum South, where McCoy is caught up in a deadly competition between a politician and his caddish half-brother. Some striking imagery from Collins redeems an uncertain narrative structure. Piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura (September 12), Ben Model (September 17).

Program approx. 95 min.

The Girl Who Kept Books. 1915. USA. Directed by Ashley Miller

The Ploughshare. 1915. USA. Directed by John H. Collins

This program accompanies Biograph/Edison: Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Collection.

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 under 16 & Museum members)
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