Evangeline opens L/A Arts-Bates International Film Series

Evangeline, the 1929 film based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, will be shown Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoyts Cinema Auburn, Auburn Plaza. Admission is $5 for the film, sponsored by L/A Arts and the Bates  Filmboard. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling L/A Arts at 207-782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.

Starring Dolores Del Rio and Roland Drew and directed by Edwin Carewe, Evangeline is a romantic tragedy, celebrating self-denial and heroic virtues. The film has been preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive and is combined, for the first time, with a soundtrack from surviving original sound discs. Since not all the recordings have been located, the audience will experience the first half of the film as it was originally presented, with live music. Evangeline is the first of seven films in the 1998-99 International Film Series, sponsored by L/A Arts and the Bates Filmboard.

Next in the series will be A Taste of Cherry, in Farsi with English subtitles, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center at Bates College.

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