Films byTexts by Abel Gance
FILM
Jean Epstein, 1928, 63’

Roderick Usher summons his friend to his crumbling old mansion in the remote countryside. Usher has been obsessed with painting a portrait of his dying wife Madeline.

FILM
Abel Gance, 1919, 166’

“Five months after the armistice was signed that ended World War I, Abel Gance premiered his epic J’accuse in Paris. Called the Great War, WWI was also dubbed ‘the war to end all wars,’ and Gance’s film was aimed at making that statement a reality.

FILM
Abel Gance, 1923, 417’

A railway engineer adopts a young girl orphaned by a train crash. Years later when she starts getting suitors, he grapples with whether or not to tell her the truth about her parentage.