The Avenging Conscience + Judith of Bethulia

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “Annabel Lee,” the first film—Griffith’s final work prior to his revolutionary The Birth of a Nation—is a solid psychological thriller. It screens with another of his productions from 1914, an Americanized take on the imported Italian sword-and-sandal epics that were popular at the time.