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Film screening - Regeneration (Directed by Raoul Walsh, 1915)

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July 26, 2012

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Reserve Film and Video Collection

Raul Walsh directs his first full length feature, an early silent crime drama based on the 1903 autobiography My Mamie Rose.  We follow the life of an orphaned Bowery boy turned gangster who makes an attempt to reform his ways after catching the eye of a beautiful society girl turned settlement worker.  Walsh captures authentic street scenes including local residents as extras on the Bowery, in Chinatown, and in Lower East Side tenement housing.

A unique musical score will accompany the film consisting of music written in the year 1915 by Erik Satie, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and original and arranged music by the series curator, Sean R. Ferguson.

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