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Louise Brooks in Beggars of Life

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Event organized by Hebden Bridge Picture House

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After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Louise Brooks) disguises herself as a boy and goes on the run. She meets a kindly drifter and together they ride the rails through stunning American landscapes. Alternately action-packed and lyrical, and with a nail-biting final scene set atop a speeding train, Beggars of Life is an American classic.

This screening will be accompanied with a live harp score by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry whose performances of Helen of Four Gates and The Lodger were highlights of the festival’s Hebden Bridge programmes in 2016 and 2017.

Performing Live: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp)

Tickets £10, £8 (over 60s), £6 (young people)
Doors open at 4.15pm.

Why not see Harold Lloyd's superb comedy Speedy at Hebden Bridge Picture House as well (24 May, 8.15pm) and save money with a joint ticket: £17.50, £14 (over 60s), £10.50 (young people).
Joint tickets at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/HLIFEM

Dir. William Wellman
USA, 1928, 81 mins