Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pandora's Box with Louise Brooks screens in Littleton, Colorado

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton, Colorado has announced it will screen the classic 1929 German silent, Pandora's Box, on February 21st. That's today! The film, which will be shown with live musical accompaniment at 4 pm, stars Louise Brooks as Lulu.

The presentation of this unrated silent film has an age policy: "18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed."

Here is what the Alamo Drafthouse website says:

"This 35mm screening of PANDORA'S BOX will feature live in-theater score provided by the great and talented Paul Buscarello!

Haunting. Lurid. Sensual. G.W. Pabst's tale of a much-sought after socialite would prove to be only partly fictional, as young actress Louise Brooks was also swept up in the roaring lifestyle of her generation. It's powerful in its depiction of sexuality on screen, but delivered deceitfully by the alluring and magnetic Brooks. Easily one of the greatest films of early German film making, PANDORA'S BOX is more than essential- it's foundational. (Steve Bessette)"

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This screening received a more than four minute review by Howie Movshovitz on the local NPR affiliate, KUNC. "It's rare for a commercial movie theater to show a silent film, and even more rare that the film will be shown with live music. But Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Alamo Draft House in Littleton, one of the most beautiful – and lurid – movies of the silent period, Pandora's Box, will screen on actual 35mm film accompanied by a young musician and composer Paul Buscarello."

Listen HERE.

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