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BROKEN BLOSSOMS

BROKEN BLOSSOMS

BROKEN BLOSSOMS

1919 / 90min / DCP

DIRECTOR: D. W. GRIFFITH

CAST: LILLIAN GISH, RICHARD BARTHELMESS, DONALD CRISP

Selected by Mr. Kim as part of Staff Picks: Kim's Video, a series made up of film selections and introductions by Mr. Kim and a number of former Kim's store clerks. Staff Picks will continue throughout 2022, each month featuring selections that celebrate the small and specialty video stores, independent theatres, and community hubs where passionate film lovers gather.

Presented with an In-Theater Introduction from Mr. Kim for the Saturday, 01/22 Screening

Among Griffith’s best and most beautiful films, clearly evidencing a debt to Dickens; with Broken Blossoms the master of spectacle and sprawl put aside his epic ambitions to produce a work of rare intimacy, delicacy, and heartbreaking emotional purity.