Film: La Roue (The Wheel)

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 12 PM
Free with museum admission

Advance reservations for Morgan Members only. Tickets are available at the Tickets Desk on the day of the screening. 

Director Abel Gance, 1923 (2008 Flicker Alley reconstruction with music and English intertitles), 273 minutes, with an intermission

From the director of Napoléon and J'accuse, in this silent film a railway engineer adopts a young girl orphaned by a train crash. Years later when she starts getting suitors, he grapples with whether or not to tell her the truth about her parentage. Blaise Cendrars was an assistant to the director on the film. The exhibition Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961): Poetry Is Everything will be open before the screening.

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