Friday, January 1, 2010
Pandora's Box screens in Chicago Jan. 2
Tomorrow, on January 2, 2010 the Bank of America Cinema in Chicago, Illinois will screen a 35mm print of Pandora's Box. The screening will feature live electronic theater organ accompaniment by Jay Warren.
The film starts at 8:00 pm at Bank of America Cinema, which is located at 4901 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641. Entrance is in the back. Admission is $5 or $3 if you're over 55 or under 10. Popcorn is a one dollar, parking is free.
The schedule of films for the first half of the year for the Bank of America Cinema can be found on its blog.
This event received a write-up by Michael Philips in today's Chicago Tribune. The author described Louise Brooks, who stars as Lulu in Pandora's Box, as "her own island of allure." The author also quoted Henri Langlois, director of the Cinematheque Francaise, who years earlier said this of the actress.
"Those who have seen her can never forget her. She is the modern actress par excellence....As soon as she takes the screen, fiction disappears along with art, and one has the impression of being present at a documentary. The camera seems to have caught her by surprise, without her knowledge."
Posted by thomas gladysz / Louise Brooks Society