Saturday, March 25, 2023

Pandora's Box, with Louise Brooks as Lulu, to screen in Pudsey

Pandora's Box, the 1929 silent screen classic starring Louise Brooks as Lulu, will be shown in Pudsey, a town located in northern England (between Bradford and Leeds). This special screening, sponsored by the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment by the Frame Ensemble, will take place on April 20, 2023. More information on this event can be found HERE.

 Here is a bit more information on the event from the event webpage.

G.W. Pabst’s 1929 silent movie masterpiece Pandora’s Box stars Louise Brooks in the role which ensured her a place in the Pantheon of immortal goddesses of the silver screen. This controversial, and in its day heavily censored, movie is still listed in the UK Guardian Newspaper’s top 100 films. It is a two-hour emotional roller coaster ride through the loves – male and female – of Lulu, a high class courtesan and dancer, and the trail of devastation she blazes through 1920s Berlin society, to exile in a Parisian gambling den, and abject poverty and violent death in a fogbound London.

The Music

Frame Ensemble, a quartet of Northern musicians specialising in improvised silent film accompaniments, will improvise a live score. Frame Ensemble is Irine Røsnes (violin), Liz Hanks (cello), Trevor Bartlett (percussion), and Jonny Best (piano).


To learn more about Pandora's Box, please visit the Louise Brooks Society website filmography page

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1 comment:

Karen said...

I've been wanting to see Pandora's Box for quite some time now! I must remedy this soon.

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