Pandora's Box
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 7:00 PM
Castro Theatre

Sponsored by McRoskey Mattress Company, special support from Barbro Osher ProSucia Foundation

Germany, 1929, approximately 143 minutes

Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Cast: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer, Carl Götz

Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s Lulu plays, Pandora’s Box is the pinnacle of German expressionism and one of the great films of all time. Director Pabst cast the luminous Louise Brooks as the amoral Lulu who bewitches everyone who comes within her sphere—men and women alike. David Thomson wrote, “When she played Lulu in Pandora’s Box, Louise Brooks created more than a character: she set the precedent for cinematic femmes fatales forever.” Stunning restoration produced by San Francisco-based Angela Holm and David Ferguson.


Accompanied by the Matti Bye Ensemble

Introduced by David Ferguson, Angela Holm, Vincent Pirozzi