FW Murnau’s ‘Sunrise’ to be screened at the Flying Monkey

George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor star in the 1927 silent film “Sunrise.” The film will be screened with live music at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Flying Monkey Moviehouse and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth.

Gaynor won the first Academy Award for best actress for her performance. The story centers on a young country couple whose marriage is threatened by the presence of a woman from the city (Margaret Livingston). Will the man go through with plans to kill his wife?

Director F. W. Murnau was one of the leading figures in German Expressionism, a style that uses distorted art design for symbolic effect. Told as a visual allegory without details such as character names and setting specifics, “Sunrise” features enormous, stylized settings that conjure a fairy tale world. The Flying Monkey is a fitting place to screen the film.

The venue opened as

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