Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks, screens 4 times in January in London (UK)

Wow. The British Film Institue (BFI) is screening the 1929 Louise Brooks' film, Pandora's Box, not once, but four times in January! The screenings will take place January 3, 6, 8, and 21, 2017 at the NFT2. Tickets are now on sale. For more information about this historic series, please visit THIS PAGE.

From the BFI website: "Pabst’s landmark adaptation of two plays by Frank Wedekind boasts an iconic performance by Louise Brooks as Lulu, the guiltless, guileless beauty who wreaks havoc among all those seduced by her raw sexuality, only to fall prey to an even darker force. A precise and subtle expressionism inflects the sets, costumes and make-up, highlighting the ruinous appeal of unbridled eroticism."

These screenings will feature live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (3 Jan), John Sweeney (6 Jan), Wendy Hiscocks (8 Jan), and Costas Fotopoulos (21 Jan).

Pandora's Box is now considered a classic, but when it was first shown in the UK in 1930, the press had some reservations.

Speaking of Stephen Horne, the well known silent film accompaniest will be accompanying Pandora's Box again in January, not in London, but in Istanbul, Turkey. Follow THIS LINK for further information.

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