Monday, February 25, 2019

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans at Library Film Series

The Greenville Public Library Third Floor Film Series will screen the 1927 silent classic Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans in March. Directed by F.W. Murnau, Sunrise tells the story of a failing marriage that finds new hope and energy.

The film opens on an unnamed farming couple who are clearly miserable in their life together. The husband (George O'Brien) is having an affair with a "woman from the city" who is vacationing in the countryside. She convinces him to murder his wife (Janet Gaynor) and run away with her to the city.

He agrees, but when remorse stays his hand, he and his wife rekindle their love. The film is an exploration of love, grief, and the meaning of happiness, told in the gothic style Murnau helped pioneer as a major director in the German Expressionist movement.

Join us at the Library on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., as we screen Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Free popcorn, candy, and soft drinks will be provided, and David Nilsen will lead a brief discussion after the film. We hope to see you there.

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