Toronto Silent Film Festival: Blood and Sand
Valentino in Blood and Sand
The 3rd annual Toronto Silent Film Festival "where images and music do the talking"presents a Live Cinema event.
Blood and Sand 1922
There were movie stars, and then, there was Valentino. No legend of the Silent Era epitomized the idolatry of fans more than Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla. Worshiped as “The Latin Lover”, his every move breathlessly reported, there was nothing less than mass hysteria when he died suddenly at age 31.
In Blood and Sand, the icon plays Juan Gallardo, a poor village boy whose talent leads him into the bullring. He becomes the most famous matador in Spain and marries his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful Carmen (Lila Lee)—his life is complete. But his fame and fortune also lead him into the clutches of the seductive Dona Sol (Nita Naldi). They embark on a torrid, almost sadomasochistic affair that rips Juan’s world apart.
Plus: "Animation from the Lawless Days" Koko and the Cartoon Factory 1925 Fleischer Studios
Live musical accompaniment by Andrei Streliaev
Runs: Mar 31, 2012
At: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles, Toronto
Cost: $12 /$10 seniors
Ticket purchase URL: www.torontosilentfilmfestival.com
For more information contact:
Toronto Silent Film Festival
Phone: 416 461.9287