Friday, June 30, 2017

Beggars of Life shows this weekend in Portland, Oregon

Beggars of Life (1928) will be shown twice this weekend in Portland, Oregon. The film will be shown on Saturday and Sunday at the historic Hollywood Theater. HERE are the details.

This month, our Cinema Classics series presents a new digital restoration of the early sound film BEGGARS OF LIFE!  Widely regarded as Louise Brooks’ best film, BEGGARS OF LIFE features a largely silent narrative supplemented with talking sequences and recorded score.  The Sunday screening is free for Hollywood Theatre members!

BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928): After killing her violent stepfather, Nancy (Louise Brooks) tries to evade police and flee the country.  She befriends kindly drifter Jim (Richard Arlen) and, dressed as a boy, rides the rails with him en route to Canada, until an encounter with a rowdy band of hobos led by the blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) leads to a daring, desperate conflict on top of a moving train.  Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman, BEGGARS OF LIFE is an essential American original.  Featuring a new original score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Director: William Wellman
Starring: Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Wallace Beery
Year: 1928
Forma: Digital
Runtim: 100 mins
Assistive Listening: Available
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Saturday July 01
Sunday July, 02
With this showing, it is a good time to remind folks (especially those who might attend this Pacific Northwest event, that I have just recently authored a new book on this important silent film. The book is called Beggars of Life: A Companion to the 1928 Film. Get your copy today!


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