Dir. G.W. Pabst (1929). Adapted from Frank Wedekinds Lulu plays, Pabsts best-known silent is itself something of a Chinese box. Is the movies resident Pandora, Louise Brooks, inside the character of Lulu or is Lulu inside her? Seldom has an actress been more closely identified with a part. "The film is 'atmosphere' without content, critic Harry Potamkin complained. But the content is Brooksthe most enchanting of innocent monsters.
Fri., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2011