Pandora’s Box – Film with Live Music From Frame Ensemble
  • Saturday 16 September 2023, 7:30pm
  • Carole Nash Hall
  • Standard £20. FTE/U18 £5.50
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Image Pandora’s Box – Film with Live Music From Frame Ensemble

Presented by Northern Silents

A silent film with live, improvised score by Frame Ensemble.

One of the great silent films, GW Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary, lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks. Following the rise and fall of Lulu (Brooks), a spirited but innocent showgirl whose sheer sexual magnetism wreaks havoc on the lives of men and women alike, the film was controversial in its day, then underappreciated for decades. Pandora’s Box now stands as an incredibly modern movie, and few stars of any era dazzle as bright as Louise Brooks.

Frame Ensemble has been acclaimed for its improvised silent film scores and they will bring this remarkable film to live with an original, spontaneous musical accompaniment.

NORTHERN SILENTS DOUBLE FILM OFFER

Get 15% off when you book full-price tickets for Pandora’s Box and The Big Parade (Saturday 11 November)
Book for both events in the same transaction and this discount will automatically apply to your tickets at check-out.

Pandora’s Box – Film with Live Music From Frame Ensemble
  • Carole Nash Hall
  • Standard £20. FTE/U18 £5.50

Performers

Performers

Frame Ensemble:
Linda Jankowska - violin
Elizabeth Hanks - cello
Trevor Bartlett - percussion
Jonny Best - piano

Programme

Programme

Pandora's Box
Directed by GW Pabst
With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer
Germany, 1929
136 minutes
English subtitles

Presented by Northern Silents

A silent film with live, improvised score by Frame Ensemble.

One of the great silent films, GW Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary, lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks. Following the rise and fall of Lulu (Brooks), a spirited but innocent showgirl whose sheer sexual magnetism wreaks havoc on the lives of men and women alike, the film was controversial in its day, then underappreciated for decades. Pandora’s Box now stands as an incredibly modern movie, and few stars of any era dazzle as bright as Louise Brooks.

Frame Ensemble has been acclaimed for its improvised silent film scores and they will bring this remarkable film to live with an original, spontaneous musical accompaniment.

NORTHERN SILENTS DOUBLE FILM OFFER

Get 15% off when you book full-price tickets for Pandora’s Box and The Big Parade (Saturday 11 November)
Book for both events in the same transaction and this discount will automatically apply to your tickets at check-out.

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