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Speed Cinema Presents: Beggars of Life

July 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Directed by William A. Wellman

“Considered one of Brooks’ best American films.” —Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post

This American film showcases Brooks’ timeless beauty, her striking modernity and the depth of her talent. While co-star Wallace Beery received top billing, it’s Brooks who captivated the camera.

Threatened by her abusive stepfather, Brooks plays a young woman who has to resort to violence to defend herself. She is luminous as a freight-train hopping runaway who dresses in a disguise of a flat cap and trousers to elude capture by the police. She rides the rails through a threatening, male-dominated world of drifters in which danger is always close at hand. New score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. 1928, U.S., DCP, 100 minutes. Recommended for 13+.

$7 for members / $9 for non-members

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July 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
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Speed Cinema
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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