Diary of a Lost Girl

Screening in conjunction with Third Thursday: Black & White 

Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 pm

“The second and final collaboration of actress Louise Brooks and director G.W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), Diary of a Lost Girl is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel, in which the naive daughter of a middle class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s assistant, only to be disowned and sent to a repressive home for wayward girls. She escapes, searches for her child, and ends up in a high-class brothel, only to turn the tables on the society which had abused her. It’s another tour-de-force performance by Brooks, whom silent film historian Kevin Brownlow calls an ‘actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.’” – Thomas Gladysz

Director G. W. Pabst | 1929 | Silent with German intertitles and English subtitles | 112 minutes | NR | DCP 

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