The Crisis Screening
Released in 1916, The Crisis (about 60 minutes) will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The Crisis is a silent film based on the novel by Winston Churchill that tells the story of the American Civil War and its struggle to end slavery. Jeff Giambrone, a historic research specialist, will speak briefly about the screening, and a live ensemble will perform a new, original score for the film. Other guests included in the program are Matt Wymer, executive director of the Oxford Film Festival, and Dev Shapiro, the owner of the Selig/Polyscope studio and films.