may, 2024

13may7:30 pm9:05 pmSunrise: A Tale of Two Humans (1927) Silent Film w/ Live Accompaniment - presented in partnership with Kinonik 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm Mechanics' Hall

Event Details

Doors at 7pm, screening at 7:30pm – 

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Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O’Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.

F.W. Murnau’s “Sunrise” (1927) conquered time and gravity with a freedom that was startling to its first audiences. To see it today is to be astonished by the boldness of its visual experimentation. Many of the best moments involve superimposed images. At one point, we see the man being enveloped by two ghostly images of the woman from the city. We see a train passing in the foreground while extras walk in the middle distance, and the city rises in the background. We see a frenzied nightclub scene, musicians on the left, dancers in the center, all seeming to float in a void.

Kinonik’s excellent 16mm print of this classic film has a musical soundtrack.


$10 – General Admission

$8 for Mechanics’ Hall Members – check your email on Monday 4/29 for a special link with the discounted ticket! Email to check your membership status or visit here to renew or sign up as a Mechanics’ Hall member.


(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm


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