Beggars of Life

This event took place on Dec 21, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

William Wellman
1h 40m


** New restoration! **

Louise Brooks’s best American film was made shortly before she left for Germany and found everlasting fame in G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl. Brooks plays a young woman who flees her cruel stepfather and, dressed in boy’s clothing, rides the rails with hobos. Based on the memoirs of rough-and-tumble writer Jim Tully, this long-thought-lost silent classic features an unforgettable turn by Wallace Beery as the hobo Oklahoma Red and dazzling location photography set aboard speeding trains. Featuring a new score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, the new restoration of Beggars of Life is a triumphant resurrection for a classic of the silent era.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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