Directed by G.W. Pabst
“An actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” —Kevin Brownlow, film historian
The mystique and stunning beauty of Louise Brooks are on glorious display in Diary of a Lost Girl. The second and final collaboration of the actress and director G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), the film is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel. In it, a naïve daughter of a middle-class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s assistant only to be disowned and sent to a repressive reform school.
She escapes the school and ends up in a high-class brothel planning her revenge on the society swells that had abused her. 1929, Germany, DCP, with English intertitles, 112 minutes. Recommended for 13+.
$7 for members / $9 for non-members
Free admission for those sporting Louise Brooks-inspired bobs. Scissors provided.
Friday Film Happy Hour
Thanks to Wiltshire at the Speed, the first drink is included in your ticket purchase and offered from 6–7 pm before Friday evening screenings in the Speed Cinema Lobby. This is a great way to connect with other film fans.