Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NEW BOOK: Pandora's Box (BFI Film Classics) out today in UK

Pamela Hutchinson's new book, Pandora's Box (BFI Film Classics), has just been released in the UK. (Those in the UK can order the book here.) The 106 page book, published by the British Film Institute, is a study of the classic 1929 film starring Louise Brooks.

According to the publisher, the book "revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star. Putting the film in historical and contemporary contexts, Hutchinson investigates how the film speaks to new audiences."

A handful of screening marking the book's publication have been set up around England. Hutchinson will be present to introduce the film and sign copies of her book. According to online sources, tickets for these events are going fast, if they haven't already sold out! The official launch event for the book will take place at a screening of Pandora's Box on Sunday November 19 at the BFI Southbank in London. Pamela will be there to introduce the film and to sign copies of the book afterwards. The film will screen on 35mm, with live accompaniment from John Sweeney. More info about that special event HERE.

There are a series of other screenings planned around the UK to support the launch of the book. You can read about them HERE. Those events include:
  • November 24, 2017: Cube Cinema, Bristol: 35mm projection, introduction, live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney. Book tickets here.
  • December 3, 2017: Phoenix Cinema, Finchley, London: 35mm projection, introduction, live accompaniment by Stephen Horne. Book tickets here.
  • December 10, 2017: Eden Court, Inverness: 35mm projection, Q&A, live accompaniment by Stephen Horne. Book tickets here.
The book is scheduled for release on November 19 in Germany and France, and in the United States on December 19, 2017. Show your support and love of Lulu, and order your copy today!

Pamela Hutchinson is the Editor of Silent London, and writes on early and silent film for the Guardian newspaper and Sight & Sound. Read her piece on Louise Brooks the Hollywood rebel HERE. And, watch for an interview with Pamela in the coming weeks.

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