Duck Soup Cinema
Thu, Nov 14
Capitol Theater: $12
1 hour 30 minutes
Contains nudity. Ages 18+
An explicitly religious film, “Hypocrites” has a parallel plot of a modern preacher and medieval monk, Gabriel the Ascetic, who is killed by an ignorant mob for sculpting a nude female statute representing Truth, who appears as a ghostly naked woman in the film. Daring and controversial, the film propelled Lois Weber to the top of silent film directors.
Organist: Clark Wilson
Post show event:
Guests are invited to stay after the show for a talkback with Tami Williams, associate professor of film studies and English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, president of the Domitor—the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema, and area coordinator for the Women Film Pioneers Project (France). Williams is the author of “Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations,” the first in-depth historical study of a trailblazing filmmaker and feminist.
This special screening may not be appropriate for children and will not include vaudeville acts or door prizes.
Learn more about female pioneers in film with displays from the Society of American Archivists – Student Chapter and Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research in the lobby before the show.
Overture’s Duck Soup Cinema silent film series is nationally known for providing an authentic and rare silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in January 2018. As these films were released nearly a century ago, please be aware they may depict some of the theatric and social conventions of the time including material that may be considered socially insensitive today.