Sep 20 – John H. Collins, Part 2 [silent film accompaniment]

When: Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 7:00PM
What: John H. Collins, Part 2

Collins’s career was cut tragically short when he died in the flu epidemic of 1918, at the age of 28. His surviving films suggest that the American cinema lost a filmmaker of rare talent, perhaps not yet in his prime. This program includes the mystery thriller On the Stroke of Twelve, starring and written by Gertrude McCoy; the feuding-families melodrama The Last of the Hargroves (also with McCoy); and the three-reel feature The Slavey Student, starring Viola Dana as an orphan working her way through an exclusive girls’ school. Piano accompaniment by Ben Model (September 16), Makia Matsumura (September 20).

Program approx. 85 min.

On the Stroke of Twelve. 1915. USA. Directed by John H. Collins

Last of the Hargroves. 1914. USA. Directed by John H. Collins

The Slavey Student [three reels]. 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)
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