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.
Our Heavenly Bodies
An exploration of the whole human knowledge of the 1920s about the world and the universe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.