Intolerance

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ΗΠΑ/ USA, 1916, μ/α / b&w Σκην./ Dir: D.W.Griffith | Σεν./ Scr: D.W.Griffith, Anita Loos | Φωτ./Cin.: G.W. Bitzer | Μοντ./Εd: D.W.Griffith, James Smith, Rose Smith | Μουσ./Mus: Carl Davis | Ηθ./ Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, F.A.Turner| Παρ./ Prod: D.W.Griffith, Triangle Film Corporation, Wark Producing| Διάρκ./ Dur: 164’

Griffith’s epic intercuts examines intolerance and its terrible effects in four historical eras: In ancient Babylon, a mountain girl is caught up in the religious rivalry that leads to the city’s downfall. In Judea, the hypocritical Pharisees condemn Jesus Christ. In 1572
Paris, unaware of the impending St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, two young Huguenots prepare for marriage. Finally, in modern America, social reformers destroy the lives of a young woman and her beloved. “Intolerance” was made partly in response to criticism of Griffith’s previous film, “The Birth of a Nation” (1915), which was criticized as perpetuating racial stereotypes.

The original version of the film will be screened, accompanied by live music.

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