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Unforgettable Screening of Broken Butterfly with Live Music!

A live trio musical accompaniment by the Young Musicians Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of Maurice Tourneur's The Broken Butterfly at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:30pm.

Marking the West Coast Premier of the new 4K restoration, this film tells the story of composer Darrell Thorne (Lew Cody) who meets Marcene Elliot (Pauline Starke) in a Canadian forest and is so lovestruck that he titles his next symphony after her. In hopes that she will accompany him to New York, the young woman’s aunt (Mary Alden) sends them on diverging paths.

This poignant silent drama from pioneering French-born filmmaker Maurice Tourneur was unseen for nearly a century until its recent restoration.


The Broken Butterfly (1919)
USA
Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
Written by: Penelope Knapp, H. Tipton Steck, Maurice Tourneur, Charles E. Whittaker 
Cast: Lew Cody, Mary Alden, Pauline Starke
Language: English
Runtime: 59 minutes

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