Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Female of the Species

I just found out about this series in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles at the Armand Hammer museum.

The Female of the Species

Friday, Jul 7  at 8pm
Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box is the tragedy of Lulu, an irresistible femme fatale whose sexuality entices and eventually destroys the men around her. The film made Louise Brooks an icon of the Jazz Age.
Friday, Jul 14  at 8pm
Siren of the Tropics
Josephine Baker makes her debut in this silent film as Papitou, a young native girl from the tropics who follows her love interest to Paris and becomes a music hall performer.
Friday, Jul 21  at 8pm
Anna May Wong mesmerizes as Shosho, the scullery maid who becomes an overnight dance sensation in London, in this simple tale of ambition, desire, and jealousy.
Friday, Jul 28 at 8pm
After Russian actress Alla Nazimova rose to stardom, she began producing scandalous and experimental films, like Salome, that were tapped as monumental failures at the time, but are seen today as artistic achievements.
Friday, Aug 4  at 8pm
Clara Bow stars as a shop girl whose romantic relationship goes awry when local rumors pin her as an unwed mother. Influential in redefining the mores of sexuality on screen, Bow became the 'It' girl and one of the most famous flappers of the '20s.
Friday, Aug 11 at 8pm
A science fiction classic, Metropolis is set in a futurist urban dystopia where humans are divided into the thinkers and the workers. When the leader of the workers falls for the son of the thinkers, order unfolds into chaos and revolution begins.

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