The Daughter of Dawn (1920)
Rediscovered by a private detective paid in old film reels, this lost silent film features an all-Native American cast of 300 Kiowas and Comanches—including the son and daughter of famed Comanche leader Quanah Parker.
Directed by Norbert A. Myles | Starring Esther LeBarre, White Parker, and Jack Sankey-doty | Restored by the Oklahoma Historical Society with new orchestral score by David Yeagley
Watch silent films the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. Showcasing a wide variety of early cinema in the best available formats, The Silent Treatment is a long-running silent movie film series curated by film archivists Brandee Cox and Steven Hill.
DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such…
This exhibit examines California’s underrecognized involvement with slavery in the 19th century. With powerful photographs, historical documents, and other ephemera, California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865 illuminates the state’s struggles over enslavement in an era that encompassed two wars and the establishment of California, first as a territory and then a state. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The John Henry Series is a collection of 12 oil paintings that are part of the Palmer C. Hayden Collection. This exhibit includes all 12 paintings in the series plus three related paintings that help to “frame” the story of the Ballad of John Henry that Palmer Hayden narrates through the series. Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m.
$15 – $34
On the night a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever. Death House is a startling new piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption, and the possibility that we’re all more connected than we may want to admit.