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The Taming of the Shrew

Film/Video

The Taming of the Shrew

Introduced by Christel Schmidt. Book signing follows
(Sam Taylor, 1929)

Film History 101

As our film heritage becomes more and more digitized, it is harder and harder for audiences to see important films in the manner in which they were originally meant to be presented: in a theater, on film, with an audience. Film History 101 is our modest attempt to keep this tradition alive. Once a month, we'll present a selection that transcends "classic" status to that of "essential"—films that are widely recognized as among the greatest the art of moving pictures has to offer.

Tue, Mar 26, 2013 7 PM

Recently restored by MoMA, this classic film features Hollywood’s first power couple, United Artists cofounders Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, sharing the screen for the first, and only, time.

The Taming of the Shrew offers a lavish and at times hilarious showcase for the legendary couple. Christel Schmidt, editor of the recent book Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, introduces the film and signs books afterward. (66 mins., 35mm)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.