Louise Brooks in DIARY OF A LOST GIRL
Sunday, September 17
(1929, G.W. Pabst) Louise Brooks is the “lost girl” wronged by circumstances and cast off first into a reformatory, then a Berlin brothel, where she’s spiritually and emotionally liberated. DCP. Approx. 112 min.
“An elegant narrative of moral musical chairs… not only plays on who holds what kind of legitimate place in society, but is also a starkly direct view of inter-war Germany.”
– Time Out (London)
“Brooks exudes a hypnotic resilience, retaining a transcendent moral decency in a corrupt world.”
– Philip French, The Guardian