One-hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, at 2:20 am, the heralded “unsinkable” luxury liner
sank following a collision with an iceberg. Over 1,500 lives were lost, making world news as the deadliest maritime disaster in history. The tragedy of the sinking and its relation to human ego and folly has fascinated generations and inspired numerous authors, filmmakers and artists to create work about the great ship and her doomed passage.
In commemoration, you are invited to a rare screening of
A Night to Remember
(1958). Masterfully restored by Criterion, the film provides a beautiful, moving and straightforward telling of the disaster.
We will mark the exact time (PST) that the ship struck the iceberg and close the evening at the 100-years-to-the-minute mark that the ship sank. A lobby reception will open the festivities with refreshments for sale and music by Portland’s own string quartet,
Costumes and period dress are welcome.