Enjoy the early days of film at the Heritage Library! On Saturday, January 2nd, join us for one of the greatest silent films ever, F. W. Murnau’s 1924 Der letze Mann (The Last Laugh) at 2:00 p.m.
You say you don’t speak German? No problem. Not only is it a silent film, uniquely, there are no intertitles.
Because the story is told entirely visually, it has been called the “purest form of silent film.” Der letze Mann, or The Last Laugh, tells the tragic story of a proud and admired hotel doorman who is forced to take a menial position rather than face unemployment. How he copes, and how his friends and coworkers react to his change in circumstances, make the story touching, tragic, and triumphant.
The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.