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GREED! free/donation screening!
Date Sunday December 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery, berkeley.
Event Type Screening
12/09 - Greed (1924) 8mm/Musical Accompaniment
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved. The film received mostly bad reviews from critics when first released. The trade paper Harrison's Report said that "If a contest were to be held to determine which has been the filthiest, vilest, most putrid picture in the history of the motion picture business, I am sure that Greed would win."

Originally over eight hours long, Greed was ultimately edited against Stroheim's wishes to about two-and-a-half hours, and the full-length version is a lost film. In 1952 Sight and Sound magazine published its first list of the "10 Greatest Films ever made". Greed was tied for 7th place on that list. In 1962 it was tied for 4th on the same list.

In 1991 Greed was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Writers: June Mathis (screen adaptation and scenario), Erich von Stroheim (screen adaptation and scenario)
Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts and Jean Hersholt

708 Gilman St. @ The Tannery
Door 7:00 PM - Film 7:30
Added to the calendar on Saturday Dec 8th, 2012 1:19 PM
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