Directed by Josef von Sternberg. New England–based pianist Jeff Rapsis is one of the busiest and best silent film accompanists in the eastern United States. He makes his CMA debut playing for an exquisitely photographed, fog-enshrouded drama that has been called “a rival to Sunrise as the visual apogee of silent cinema” (Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide). Docks is a waterfront story charting the growing love of a rough-hewn ship’s stoker for a suicidal dance-hall girl. The movie shows from a 35mm film print from the UCLA Film and Television Archive as the museum’s contribution to today’s nationwide “Reel Film Day.” (USA, 1928, b&w, 35mm, Approx. 90 min.)
Special admission $15; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $12; no vouchers or passes.