Ft. Worth, Texas, August 16: Theater screening of Jeanette MacDonald in “The Love Parade”
Still Moving: Classic Films from MoMA, Aug. 14–24 at Fort Worth’s Modern, draws upon the permanent collections of NYC’s Museum of Modern Art — a vital archive of more than 21,000 theatrical prints. MoMA established its film division in 1935 with a dedication to what MoMA founder Alfred Barr had called “the only great art form peculiar to the 20th century.”
In New York, MoMA’s Still Moving series is a weekly filmgoing attraction. The Fort Worth version will deploy 35-millimeter primary-source prints. The box-office tariff for each showing is $8.50 ($6.50 for members of the Modern).
The schedule follows:
• 7 p.m. Aug. 14: Frank Borzage’s Street Angel (1928) boasts an Oscar-winning performance from Janet Gaynor as a “good girl forced to go bad.?
• 6 p.m. Aug. 15: The Iron Mask, with Douglas Fairbanks, holds up stunningly well as an adaptation of Dumas? novel.
• 8 p.m. Aug. 15: John Wayne, at 23, stars in Raoul Walsh’s The Big Trail (1930), which will play in its original widescreen edition — a pioneering ancestor of Cinemascope, called the Grandeur process.
• 4 p.m. Aug. 16: Robert Flaherty’s Moana (1926) is a dramatized documentary filmed in Samoa.
• 5 p.m. Aug. 16: Ernst Lubitsch? The Love Parade (1932) provides a musical-screen début for Jeanette MacDonald.