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Stella Maris starring Mary Pickford

  • Filament Theatre 4041 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60641 United States (map)

America's Sweetheart stars in this powerful melodrama playing a dual role, one of Miss Stella Maris - a young girl from a well-to-do family who has been crippled since birth, and shielded through the years from the unpleasantness and reality of the world by her guardian aunt and uncle. Unity Blake - also played by Pickford, is a plain-Jane servant orphan girl adopted by John Risco (Conway Tearle), and eventually falls in love with him despite their significant age difference.  Meanwhile, Stella undergoes a successful operation, and after years of therapy can finally walk. Her new freedom gives her the opportunity to discover things she never imagined before, including a fulsome affection for John.

Live theater organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. 

$15; FREE for SFSC members and their guests. 

Earlier Event: March 8
Silent Films 101
Later Event: March 11
The Van Gogh Cafe