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.