Free Movie Night: Broken Blossoms | Berkeley
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BUFS or the Berkeley Underground Film Society is an all ages club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco area. Their goal is to review and share a selective film history of movies on film. Every Sunday, they screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints in their collection.
Catch Broken Blossoms next on August 26, 2012.
Broken Blossoms (1919)
8mm/Silent/With Musical Accompaniment
A frail waif, abused by her brutish boxer father in London’s seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. The visual style of Broken Blossoms emphasizes the seedy Limehouse streets with their dark shadows, drug addicts and drunkards, contrasting them with the beauty of Cheng and Lucy’s innocent attachment as expressed by Cheng’s decorative apartment. Conversely, the Burrows’ bare cell reeks of oppression and hostility.