Saturday, August 6, 2016
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages. Previewed on this day.
The film Intolerance was previewed in Riverside California on this day in 1916. Regarded as a masterpiece of this era, the film is a series of vignettes involving a poor young woman separated by prejudice from her husband and baby and site between stories of intolerance from throughout history. It was a reaction, in part, to the negative reaction to the racists Birth of a Nation by the same director. Like a lot of silent movies, it was long, running 3:17.