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Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Beggars of Life (1928)

Friday, Nov 02, 2012 8:00 PM EDT (7:30 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

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Unseen Treasures from George Eastman House 2012: Beggars of Life (1928)

Friday, November 2, 2012

8pm (Doors at 7:30pm)

Warhol theater

Louise Brooks’ penetrating charisma and transcendent naturalness made her an icon of 1920s silent cinema.  In director William Wellman's early Depression-era portrait of transient life, she gave one of her absolute strongest performances during her brief stint in the Hollywood, playing a girl who must go on the run after killing her abusive stepfather in self-defense. Fleeing, she meets the handsome drifter Richard Arlen and the two hit the road, one step ahead of the law and soon encounter Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery), a tough, high-spirited hobo. Together they ride the rails, with Brooks dressed as a boy, through a hobo underworld where danger is always close at hand. This empathetic, darkly realistic drama is loaded with stunning visuals and is one of the great late silent-era features.  The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh.                                                                                                                             

 

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