EVENT, SCREENING, SCREENING + LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Saturday, Sep 16 at 1:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
The Sunday screening will feature live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura in the Bartos Theater (rescheduled from Saturday).
Dir. Rex Ingram. 1921, 156 mins. 35mm. With Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard, Bridgetta Clark, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, Alice Terry. Ingram’s adaptation of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez’s 1916 best–seller is remembered today mostly for having made Rudolph Valentino a national superstar. But it’s still one of cinema’s grandest and most powerful antiwar statements. Centered around the Madariaga clan, a landed Argentine family whose scions ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the Great War, the epic narrative comes to life through the incandescent energy of Valentino’s performance and the pioneering cinematography of John F. Seitz, whose feathery lighting schemes practically invented the “soft style” that would hold sway for the ensuing decade.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.