Lost for decades, a landmark silent film lives again. Meticulously reconstructed, revered German auteur Ernst Lubitsch's The Loves of Pharaoh (1922) is returned to near-original form in the New York premiere of this stunning restoration. The inaugural screening on the BAM Harvey Theater's Steinberg Screen, The Loves of Pharaoh is accompanied by the very special world premiere of a new score by Brooklyn-based composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr.--whose provocative, genre-bending work combines avant-garde classical, jazz, and big band music--to be performed live by his acclaimed 18-piece new music ensemble, Numinous.
Set in ancient Egypt, this monumental superspectacle features lavish sets and costumes and a cast of thousands. Emil Jannings (winner of the first Academy Award for Best Actor) stars as the brutal pharaoh Amenes, who leads his country into war for the love of a Greek slave girl.