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  • The Ancient Law (NR)

    E.A. Dupont directed this 1923 silent German drama about the son of an orthodox rabbi who becomes an actor. more...
  • The Artist (PG-13)

    French director Michel Hazanavicius takes a break from his OSS 117 spy spoofs to pay loving tribute to the silent cinema, re-creating its luminous black-and-white photography and consigning all the dialogue to intertitles. more...
  • Barbed Wire

    A French girl (Pola Negri) befriends a German prisoner of war (Clive Brook) after her family's farm is commandeered by the military during World War I. Rowland V. Lee and Mauritz Stiller directed this silent drama (1927). more...
  • Battling Butler

    The weakest, most conventional of Buster Keaton's silent features, and—it almost goes without saying—the most commercially successful by far (1926). more...
  • Beggars of Life

    A doctoral candidate in gender studies could have a field day with this 1928 silent drama, for which macho director "Wild Bill" Wellman (Wings, The Public Enemy, Beau Geste) dressed screen siren Louise Brooks in men's clothing and cast her into a hobo jungle. more...
  • Behind the Door
  • Behind the Door (NR)

    A sadistic aura surrounds this silent melodrama (1919), which hinges on scenes of torture, kidnapping, and xenophobic persecution. more...
  • Beyond the Rocks

    Long considered lost, this 1922 silent melodrama was recovered from a private collection in 2003 and restored by the Nederlands Filmmuseum, which has added English intertitles, a new score, and an introduction by Martin Scorsese. more...
  • The Blue Bird

    The first (1918) and by most accounts best of the three Hollywood versions of the Maurice Maeterlinck fantasy play, directed by the great Maurice Tourneur. more...
  • Body and Soul

    One of the revelations of this 1925 feature by pioneer black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux is that, in contrast to the faltering technique and garbled film syntax of his sound pictures, he was stylistically assured as a silent director. more...