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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . BEGGARS OF LIFE

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New Digital Restoration! Paul Bauer introduces


United States | 1928 | William A. Wellman


Louise Brooks’ 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. Here she plays a young woman who flees her cruel stepfather and, dressed in boy’s clothing, rides the rails with hobos. Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen co-star. This silent has a new music score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Beggars of Life is based on a memoir by vagabond writer and onetime Kent, OH, resident Jim Tully. Paul Bauer, co-author (with Mark Dawidziak) of the 2011 biography Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler, will introduce the film and sell and sign copies of his book. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 81 min.

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Saturday 9/23
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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