Wondering which films to watch? Spotlight presents thematically grouped, must see films, hand-picked by Fandor's curators.

Epic Silents

When you consider the hardware that the earliest filmmakers had at their disposal—cameras that had to be cranked by hand, reels that could only record for seconds then minutes at a time—it's not a surprise that the films were short and often limited in scope. But as the technology advanced, so did the aspirations and accomplishments of the directors. Did their vision grow to fill the frame, or was it the other way around? These are the films, featuring expansive storytelling and larger than life productions, that proved the epic possibilities of cinema.

Selected Films