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Free Screening of “The Daughter of the Dawn” at Floyd Memorial Library
November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Daughter of Dawn is an 83-minute-long silent film released in 1920. Between its production and restoration in 2012, it was shown only a few times — once in Los Angeles in 1920, and in Kansas City, Tulsa and a handful of other cities.
On December 18, 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
The film focuses around a love triangle. The lead female character is Dawn, played by Esther LeBarre. Daughter of the Dawn is the daughter of the chief of the Kiowas. He is played by Hunting Horse. White Parker plays White Eagle. Jack Sankadota plays Black Wolf. Both men are love interests of Daughter of the Dawn. Wanada Parker plays Red Wing, another woman in love with Black Wolf. The film also features a battle scene, dances and buffalo hunting.
This screening is part of the library’s Fall Film Fest series on Thursdays at 6 p.m. through Nov. 17.
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