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November 10th, 2006 (08:03 pm)


If you're on the right-hand coast...

Lulu Forever
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
Wed Nov 15: 6:30

November 14 will mark the centenary of Louise Brooks, one of the most dynamic and bewitching figures ever to step before a camera. The girl from Kansas quickly made her way from the chorus line of the Ziegfeld Follies to a short but indelible interval of international stardom in Hollywood, Germany and France, during which Brooks became the definitive icon of early 20th century modernity and sexuality.

To commemorate the birth of this screen legend, film historian Peter Cowie has written a perceptive and revealing portrait of the actress and the woman, with whom he formed an enduring friendship. We’ll be screening Diary of a Lost Girl, one of Brooks’ greatest films, introduced by Mr. Cowie, who will also be signing copies of his book "Lulu Forever."

More info at the Walter Reade website: http://filmlinc.org/wrt/onsale/luluforever.html

If you can't make that:

Pandora's Box
American Museum of the Moving Image
with Peter Cowie in person
Friday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Reception and book signing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

1929, 133 mins., HD video. World premiere of new restoration. Directed by G. W. Pabst. With Louise Brooks. Brooks gives her definitive performance as the seductive showgirl Lulu in G. W. Pabst's silent film classic. Peter Cowie, author of the new book Lulu Forever, will introduce the screening of The Munich Filmmuseum's new restoration which will be released on DVD by the Criterion Collection. Free with Museum admission.

I don't think it's the world premiere (what did we see last spring, then?), but it's always welcome, and it's at the AMMI: http://www.ammi.org/site/screenings/mainpage/special.html.