Thursday, March 5, 2009

Second Showing of "Greed"

Due to popular demand, we will host a second screening of the silent film, Greed, at the Bernhard Museum Winery on Sunday, March 8th at 1:00 pm. In 1924, Erich Von Stroheim directed the epic silent film Greed, which some critics claim is the greatest movie ever to grace the silver screen. Portions of the film were shot in the Iowa Hill region of Placer County. The film is a morality tale that illustrates the destructive nature of greed as three people, whose lives are intertwined, struggle until the bitter end for wealth. After a brief introduction, we will show half of the film, take a 15-20 minute intermission, then screen the last half. Greed has a running time of three hours and 48 minutes.

Greed is one of four films featured in a new exhibit in the Placer County Museum, History on the Go, The Silver Screen Edition.

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. Reservations are not required for this screening. This Community Education program is FREE!

For more information, please call 530-889-6500.

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