The Adventures of Dollie
First screened in December 2018
Directors: D.W. Griffith and Billy Bitzer. Cast: Linda Arvidson, Arthur V. Johnson, Charles Inslee, Gladys Egan, Madeline West. Screenplay: Stanner E.V. Taylor. Twitter Capsule:
Some of Griffith's favorite techniques and racist, classist hangups emerge in his first directorial gig.
The Birth of a Career, with all that implies. Subtle with framing, dexterous with cross-cuts, but less adventurous than several peers.