Silent Movie Mondays The Big Parade (1925)

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Seattle Theatre Group says
STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Silent Treasures Series - The Big Parade at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, February 15, 2016.

General admission seating. Tickets are $10 (not including fees): http://bit.ly/1Nm396Q

Directed by King Vidor, The Big Parade stars John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell. Adapted by Harry Behn from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel "Plumes" by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I. He becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl. It is proclaimed as one of the most successful films of the silent era. 2016 marks the Centenary of The Great War of WWI. This film was groundbreaking for not glorifying the war or ignoring its human costs, exemplified by the lead character's loss of a leg from battle wounds. It heavily influenced all subsequent war films, especially All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).

In 1992, The Big Parade was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Join us after the film for CineClub, a community discussion in The Paramount Bar about the film, covering silent film trivia questions and exploring silent film in general.
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By: Seattle Theatre Group

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