Summer Cinema Series Opens with Rin Tin Tin

Mondays in July feature silent films

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 37th season Monday, July 8, with one of the original Rin Tin Tin movies. The particular film has not been selected yet, but will feature the original German shepherd dog rescued from a bombed-out dog kennel in France in 1918.

Second in the line-up on Monday, July 15, is Way Down East, a 1920s drama starring Lillian Gish and directed by D. W. Griffith. The film is a simple, timeless allegory of plain, everyday people dealing with prejudice and bigotry.

The Black Pirate, a 1926 action adventure film featuring Douglas Fairbanks, screens on Monday, July 22. The story involves a young nobleman whose father is killed by pirates.

Closing the series on Monday, July 29, is a selection of silent comedy short films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy. After this showing, treats will be served in the hallway.

All shows are in Weld Hall on the MSUM campus and start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per movie, and are available at the door. Pre-show organ music performed by Red River Chapter members of the American Theatre Organ Society begins at 7:15 p.m.