Medical Projections: Shorts in Early Cinema (1892-1909)
A selection of late-19th and early-20th century films using cinema as a tool to explore the human body as a site of spectacle.
Down in the Deep
A pearl fisherman meets the Queen of the Deep at the bottom of the ocean in this silent fantasy from 1907.
South: Ernest Shackleton & the Endurance Expedition
The story of the 1914–1916 Antarctic exploration mission of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The ship sails south, breaking the ice, and ultimately getting trapped by the fast-changing weather.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
In this seminal masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema, a hypnotist brings a man under his control and turns him into a somnambulist, or sleepwalker, who commits murders.
The Marriage Circle
Ernst Lubitsch's second American silent film is a mélange of marital missteps and misunderstandings, a merry-go-round for grown-ups.
A film projectionist who longs to be a detective puts his meagre sleuthing skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Our Heavenly Bodies
An exploration of the whole human knowledge of the 1920s about the world and the universe.
Of the Deep: Films by the Department of Tropical Research
A deep dive into the 1927 to 1934 films of the Department of Tropical Research, famous for record-breaking submersible dives of discovery thousands of feet under the sea.
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive—with his girlfriend aboard—he pursues it single-handedly straight through enemy lines.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.
What! No Beer?
Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal gorilla who takes a shine to their blonde female star.
Bride of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.
Bringing Up Baby
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and infuriating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
The Lady Vanishes
When an elderly lady disappears from a train, everyone aboard denies that she ever existed...except Iris, who must save her new friend and prove that she's the victim of conspiracy, not delusion.
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
The Grapes of Wrath
A poor Midwest family, forced off of their land, travels to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.
The Maltese Falcon
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Ball of Fire
A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the mob.
Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.
Eh, what's up, doc? Classic animated shorts featuring America's favorite wabbit and friends.