When: Sun., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. 2015
Today superhero movies are all the rage, but nearly twenty years before Batman even graced the pages of a comic book, much less the silver screen, Douglas Fairbanks laid down the template for all the costumed crime fighters who would follow in the landmark action-adventure film The Mark of Zorro. The movie tells the harrowing tale of wealthy playboy rancher Don Diego Vega who puts on a mask, cape and sword to become Zorro, defender of the oppressed. The 1920 silent classic screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487; www.webster.edu/film-series). Renowned accompanist Ben Model plays the live soundtrack for the film, which is part of the Webster University Film Series. Admission is $4 to $6.