BEGGARS OF LIFE
Monday, May 4
Introduced by William Wellman, Jr.
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1928, William Wellman) On the run after killing a molesting stepfather, dressed-as-a-boy Louise Brooks is befriended by Richard Arlen and falls in with Wallace Beery’s band of hoboes. Long-thought-lost silent classic, with Brooks’ best pre-German work and dazzling location work on speeding trains.
William Wellman, Jr., author of a new memoir, Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel (published by Pantheon), will introduce the screening. Copies of Mr. Wellman’s book will be available for sale at our concession, with book signing to follow the screening.
Approx. 100 min. 35mm print courtesy George Eastman House. Preservation funded by The Film Foundation.