Tuesday, September 5

Special Engagements ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)

Beggars of Life

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New Digital Restoration!

Tuesday, September 5 & Thursday, September 7

(1928) dir William A. Wellman w/Louise Brooks, Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington, Kewpie Morgan [81 min; DCP]
An American silent film classic, BEGGARS OF LIFE stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive. After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Brooks) befriends kindly drifter Jim (Arlen), and they ride the rails until an encounter with a rowdy band of hoboes led by the blustery Oklahoma Red (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. Features a new original score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

“Exciting and brilliantly parsed action scenes.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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Tuesday 9/5
at 8:30 PM
Thursday 9/7
at 6:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats here.