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Pandora's Box

G. W. Pabst, 1929
Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Sunday Sep 23, at 7:00 pm at The King Center

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Directed by: G. W. Pabst

Live musical accompaniment by: Donald Sosin

The sexually provocative American actress Louise Brooks, known as Lulu, was one of the distinctive presences of the silent period. Here, her character’s careless eroticism drives others to distraction (and then some).

The King Center
855 Lawrence Way
Denver, Colorado 80204 Get Tickets


picture of Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

(1906 - 1985) was born in Kansas, and she died in Rochester, N.Y., where she’d been brought by James Card, the head of the archive at George Eastman House (and one of the founders of the Telluride Film Festival). Brooks was developing an acting career in this country, but she went to Europe and made several startling films, punctuated by her trademark severe hair style that now seems perfect for black and white film. She’s a knockout in two German films –Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora’s Box – but when she returned to the United States, her career faltered. In 1984, the fine documentarist Ricky Leacock made a film about her, Lulu in Berlin.