Silent Film Fridays - "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927)

Silent Film Fridays - "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927)

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Date and Time

  • Friday, February 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Humanities Center is excited to present Silent Film Fridays, where select Friday afternoons we will be showing a famous silent film throughout the Spring semester. Come enjoy the origins of film with your friends and watch where it all started.

This weeks film is "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (1927), directed by F.W. Murnau. Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.

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