St. Louis’ Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra returns to SLIFF with an original score and live accompaniment for “The Half Breed,” a newly restored silent featuring Hollywood legend Douglas Fairbanks. In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the smiling swashbuckler Fairbanks starred in this Western melodrama written by Anita Loos and directed with flair by Allan Dwan. Fairbanks stars as Lo Dorman, who has been ostracized from society because of his mixed ethnicity — his Native American mother was abandoned by his white father.
Advance tickets at this venue are for sale online through Brown Paper Tickets. In the “Search Events” box, enter either the name of the film or SLIFF. There is a service charge of approximately $1.50 per ticket. Print your receipt and present it at the box office.
Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster University’s Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Ave.
Free parking is available both in front of and behind Webster Hall; no permits are required on weekends. See Webster U. map.