Special Screening

SHOW PEOPLE with Lara Gabrielle

Directed by King Vidor

USA, 1928, 1h 19min, 35mm, Silent film with English intertitles

Special Screening

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Sat, Mar 30


$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Impact Circle members.

Discounts for AISD educators and local high school & college students are available at the box office with a valid school ID.

“It has laughs, studio atmosphere galore, intimate glimpses of various stars, considerable Hollywood geography, and just enough sense and plausibility to hold it together.”

“Fast-paced and fast-talking (well, intertitled), it firmly rebukes the popular notion of silent cinema as a slow-mo realm of stilted pantomime, Victorian morals, and spellbound-in-darkness gawkers.”

“The film itself is worth a look by all film fanatics.”
Film Fanatic

This little-silent classic stars the luminous Marion Davies in a story that, in some ways, parallels the star’s own rise to Hollywood fame. Author Lara Gabrielle — whose new book, Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies, will be available at the event — will join us to discuss Davies’ career, her life partnership with tycoon William Randolph Hearst, and the differences between the Davies many thought they knew and the real woman. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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