The Female of the Species
Pandora's Box is the tragedy of Lulu, an irresistible femme fatale whose sexuality entices and eventually destroys the men around her. The ﬁlm made Louise Brooks an icon of the Jazz Age.
Josephine Baker makes her debut in this silent ﬁlm as Papitou, a young native girl from the tropics who follows her love interest to Paris and becomes a music hall performer.
Anna May Wong mesmerizes as Shosho, the scullery maid who becomes an overnight dance sensation in London, in this simple tale of ambition, desire, and jealousy.
After Russian actress Alla Nazimova rose to stardom, she began producing scandalous and experimental ﬁlms, like Salome, that were tapped as monumental failures at the time, but are seen today as artistic achievements.
Clara Bow stars as a shop girl whose romantic relationship goes awry when local rumors pin her as an unwed mother. Inﬂuential in redeﬁning the mores of sexuality on screen, Bow became the 'It' girl and one of the most famous ﬂappers of the '20s.
A science ﬁction classic, Metropolis is set in a futurist urban dystopia where humans are divided into the thinkers and the workers. When the leader of the workers falls for the son of the thinkers, order unfolds into chaos and revolution begins.