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Lois Weber’s 1916 film The Dumb Girl of Portici, starring Anna Pavlova, screens at Anthology Film Archives on December 16-18. Below are some recent articles on the NYC premiere of the newly-restored film (thanks to the Library of Congress and Milestone Films):
The New Yorker: “A Great Ballerina’s Explosive Movie Performance” (12/15/16)
The New York Times: “Lois Weber, Eloquent Filmmaker of the Silent Screen” (12/15/16)