'Birth' of an Industry, Beginning of the End of a Directing Career

The century since the first showing of D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' is a reminder of how much America has changed, and how little its films have.

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Sunday, February 8 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of American film. On that same date in 1915, D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” premiered in California, the first U.S. movie that could be...