Bow300.jpgDo you find yourself grumbling when you look at this year's Oscar nominees - "It's just not like the good old days"? Well, you're right. An extraordinary slate of films were up for awards in 1928, the first year the Academy held a ceremony, and the best of them will be shown this week at Film Forum in NYC. Included in the program are F.W. Murnau's Sunrise, probably the pinacle of silent film achievement; Wings, the first Best Picture winner, starring silent siren Clara Bow; and The Last Command, Josef Von Sternberg's brutal satire of Hollywood vs. the Russian Revolution. Here's the full lineup:

Friday, February 25 - Saturday, February 26
Wings (dir. William Wellman) - 2pm & 7pm
Seventh Heaven (dir. Frank Borzage) - 4pm & 9pm

Sunday, February 27 - Monday, February 28
Sunrise (dir. Murnau) - 1:40pm, 5:30pm, 9:20pm (no late show on Monday)
The Crowd (dir. King Vidor) - 3:30pm, 7:20pm (no late show on Monday)

Tuesday, March 1
Street Angel (dir. Borzage) - 1:30pm, 5:20pm, 9:10pm
The Last Command (dir. Sternberg) - 3:30pm, 7:20pm

Film Forum is located at 209 W. Houston, west of Sixth Avenue, in New York City. For more information on these and other screenings, go to www.filmforum.com.

categories Cinematical