Friday, January 29, 2016

Diary of a Lost Girl: Louise Brooks' film with accompaniment by Ben Model Jan 31

Don't miss Diary of a Lost Girl, the sensational Louise Brooks' film with live organ accompaniment by Ben Model.

Sunday, January 31st at 2:00pm
Schimmel Center
3 Spruce St, New York, New York 10038
Ticket Prices
Adults $12 | Students $8
Call the box office at (212) 346-1715

Louise Brooks in DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (1929) - with André Roanne, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp; directed by G.W. Pabst. released October 1929 by Pabst-Film. German film, with English intertitles. 116 mins.

"After playing supporting roles in a string of light comedies at Paramount, Louise Brooks went to Germany and made two iconic and darkly dramatic films directed by G.W. Pabst. Her bobbed hair, charm and smoldering screen presence in the midst of the dark stories of PANDORA'S BOX and DIARY OF A LOST GIRL have made Brooks an icon of '20s culture. Her character in DIARY goes from one situation to another attempting to better her life, finding adversity, love, and tragedy."

Live accompaniment by Ben Model, seen here prepping for the event by checking out the Louise Brooks edition of Margarete Bohme's book, The Diary of a Lost Girl (the book that was the basis for the film).

Ben Model, curator of the silent films series, is one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, performing on both piano and theatre organ. Over the past 30+ years he has created and performed several hundred live scores for silent films on piano and theatre organ, for films lasting anywhere from one minute to five hours. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theatre. His recorded scores can be heard on numerous DVD/Blu-Ray releases, on TCM and on his YouTube channel. Ben is a regular accompanist at classic film festivals around the U.S.A. and in Norway, and performs at universities, museums, and historic theaters. Ben is the producer and co-founder of The Silent Clowns Film Series, now in its 17th season in NYC. Ben's composed ensemble scores for films by Chaplin and Keaton are performed around the U.S. every year by orchestras and by concert bands. Ben has co-curated a number of film series for MoMA, and also programmed two recent DVD box sets of Ernie Kovacs television shows.

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