- Ciné-concert: A Fool There Was
November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
AFI Silver Theatre
Philip Carli and Flower City Society Orchestra in performance
John Schuyler (Edward José) — diplomat, husband, and father — is caught in the clutches of the cunning seductress Theda Bara, legendary for her allure and for devouring all men in her path. On a cruise to the UK, Schuyler is targeted and soon becomes a willing victim. One of the few extant features with the exotic Bara (most of her films are now lost), A Fool There Was is reputed to have put the expression “vamp” into circulation. Philip Carli and Flower City Society Orchestra perform their original score. (Frank Powell, 1915, 78 minutes)
Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation/National Park Service and The Film Foundation.