Monday, July 21
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1929, G.W. Pabst) Sex in the City — Berlin, 1928: in the wake of Louise Brooks’ patent leather-bobbed Lulu, men set up expensive love nests, commit suicide, ruin themselves gambling, commit brutal murders and join the Salvation Army; as she moves from kept woman, headlining showgirl, Lesbian love interest, widow in mourning, fugitive from the law, and possible sex slave, to common streetwalker; amid a bustling backdrop of Weimar Germany. Approx. 133 min. 35mm.
“ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE, ECSTATIC, IMPETUOUS AND RECKLESS PERFORMANCES ANYONE HAD EVER GIVEN ON SCREEN! [Brooks] makes Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel seem coy and calculated… Brooks is a flame fluttering in the wind of her own breath. She is danger as it had not been seen or felt before.”
– David Thomson, Moments That Made the Movies
“The archetype of voracious destructive women.”
– Pauline Kael