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June 4, 2022

THE FIRST DEGREE in Cleveland

Lobby card for THE FIRST DEGREE (1923)

 

CFA is excited to bring The First Degree (1923) to the Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art on June 4 at 7:00 pm! Chicago experimental indie rock band Quasar Wut-Wut will appear in person to perform their original score. Read More »

Hours:

7pm

Admissions:

$15 General Admission
$12 Member, 25 & Under, CIA, CSU

Additional Information:

All Cinematheque moviegoers are required to show proof of Covid vaccination and a photo ID upon entering CIA. This is in addition to having their temperature taken via a touchless device and wearing a mask for the duration of their visit. Learn more under the "Vaccination Requirement: Visitors to CIA" section at cia.edu/covid.
October 24, 2021

The First Degree at UW Cinematheque

Location:

4070 Vilas Hall 821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
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Hours:

2:00 PM

Admissions:

Free
September 29, 2021

The First Degree at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago Film Archives is delighted to announce the world premiere of our new scan of  the recently rediscovered 1923 silent film The First Degree, on September 29 at 7PM at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Read More »

Location:

164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Hours:

7:00 PM

Admissions:

General admission: $20
Gene Siskel Film Center Members: $10
SAIC students: $8

Additional Information:

https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/directions

‘Lost’ Film From 1923 Uncovered in CFA Collection

FirstDegree

In late June 2020, while weathering the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago Film Archives’ staff rediscovered a 35mm domestic distribution print of ‘lost’ silent feature film, The First Degree, within our collections. Hiding in plain sight among agricultural and sponsored films that came out of Peoria, Illinois, was a Universal production that likely hadn’t been exhibited in 97 years. With only 25% of American silent feature films surviving, CFA is thrilled to have uncovered this little known feature, thereby widening our understanding of an important era in cinematic history.

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