Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR
From the creator of NOSFERATU and LAST LAUGH, we are proud to present, F.W. Murnau’s 1927 masterpiece, SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS.
Dean Lemire will be performing his original score on the mighty Hollywood Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.
Considered by many to be the best film ever made by a Hollywood studio, F.W. Murnau’s SUNRISE represents “pre-talkie” silent artistry at its peak.
Murnau’s graceful moving camera, expressive lighting, and superimpositions lyrically evoke the inner passion, pain, and romanticism driving the love triangle among a simple country couple and a vampish city woman. SUNRISE as a whole is wonderfully moving, and remains to this day one of the most visually poetic films to have ever been made.
SUNRISE’s artistic impact can be seen most notably in CITIZEN KANE (1941).
It won two Academy Awards: Janet Gaynor for best actress and Karl Struss and Charles Rosher for best cinematography.
#15 – Top 100 Films of All Time – Variety
IMDB – 92% rating – 8.1 of 10 stars (52,090 reviews)
Rotten Tomatoes – 98% rating
Runtime: 94 minutes
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