The Last Laugh

Everett Herald critic Robert Horton will introduce the great 1924 silent. Director F.W. Murnau creates moments of stunning poetry with his surprisingly agile camera. Here, in a bold departure for the era, he tells the story of a tragically demoted hotel doorman without benefit of title cards. Emil Jannings (The Blue Angel) gives an incomparable performance as a humiliated old man trying to hang onto his job and dignity. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Sun., March 1, 2 p.m., 2009

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