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  • HEROES FOR SALE
    1:00 4:30 9:40
    PILGRIMAGE
    2:40 7:50

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HEROES FOR SALE and PILGRIMAGE

HEROES FOR SALE

(William Wellman) Richard Barthelmess’ trip to Calvary, from the trenches of WWI to the breadlines of 1933, encountering communism, drug addiction, Red Squads, police brutality and riots along the way. “One of the very few Depression films not to cop out.” – William K. Everson. Plus Hearst Metrotone NewsApprox. 76 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:30, 9:40

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“Takes its protagonist from the trenches of World War I to a crazily up-and-down business career at the beginning of the Great Depression in a head-spinningly brisk 68 minutes.”
– Terrence Raffterty, The New York Times

“A powerful and offbeat work… A major filmic reflection of the depression. One of the very few Depression films not to cop out.
– William K. Everson

“Remains a scalding Job’s-tale litany of American degradation, from being wrecked on the fields of WWI to morphine junkiehood to getting screwed by the new capitalism to being a Depression hobo.”
– Michael Atkinson

HEROES FOR SALE and PILGRIMAGE

PILGRIMAGE

(John Ford) Henrietta Crosman ruthlessly splits son Norman Foster from his pregnant girlfriend and greases the wheels for his shipment to the WWI trenches. But when, ten years later, she’s off as a Gold Star Mother to visit his French grave, can she be reconciled? Approx. 95 min. DCP.
2:40, 7:50

 

“This offbeat Ford feature is one of his greatest, though also one of his most disturbing.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum

“Superb… The story is worthy of Griffith at his best, and Ford steers the cast into uninsistent, naturalistic acting that lifts the movie above melodrama… [Henrietta Crosman gives] the finest character actress performance in any Ford film.”
– Scott Eyman