+ intro by film writer Pamela Hutchinson
Lillian Gish must confront a physical and emotional windstorm when she arrives in Texas.
Dir Victor Sjöström
With Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love, Dorothy Cumming
With live piano accompaniment by Jonny Best
Shot partly in the Mojave desert, The Wind follows Letty Mason, who travels from Virginia to Texas to start a new life, but finds herself at the mercy of unaccommodating neighbours and brutal weather. The Wind was one of the last silent films made and happens to be one of the finest. Its compelling narrative, standout performance by Gish and arresting visuals make it unmissable.
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Please note, shown at the appropriate running speed, the 35mm print of this silent film runs c78min, rather than 95min.