Almost a century after its release, The Birth of a Nation remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement of filmmaking that undeniably demonstrates the deep roots of... More
Griffith billed this film as a "simple tale of plain people." This modest remark does little to convey the scale and significance of one of this director's most ambitious works and his most popular... More
D.W. Griffith had a vision of the movies as the greatest spiritual force the world had ever known. Just one year after the huge success of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, he was emboldened to prove his faith... More
The heartbreaking story of a waterfront waif (Lillian Gish) from the Limehouse district of London who escapes the abuse of her father (Donald Crisp) through a doomed relationship with a Chinese... More
Directors: Edwin S. Porter, (various), D. W. Griffith Country: U.S.
A CHRISTMAS PAST offers a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, these picturesque comedies and tender dramas were... More