The Birth of a Nation (1915), 187 minutes, D: D. W. Griffith
The first American historical epic film, the story of the lives of a Northern and Southern family during the Civil War and post-Civil War Reconstruction period. A controversial but landmark film, known for its racist attitudes, and also for advancement of the art of film-making, with new techniques of cross-cutting and editing.
Les Vampires (1915, Fr.), 440 minutes, D: Louis Feuillade