6 February Film Show: On Sale Now
PHCL Film Show presents
Another silent classic
The Goose Woman
Starring Louise Dresser & Jack Pickford
Directed by Clarence Brown
Introduced by Kevin Brownlow and with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
USA 1925 80 minutes
Following the sell-out success of our screening of The Signal Tower last year, the celebrated film historian, Kevin Brownlow, returns to introduce another silent classic by the director Clarence Brown. The Goose Woman is a less action-packed but more emotional drama about a former opera singer who lost her voice at the birth of her son. Having taken to drink, she is now reduced to raising geese, but suddenly finds herself in the limelight once more when a murder is committed near her house and her son is arrested for the crime. Stephen Horne will again provide live musical accompaniment to the film, which poignantly anticipates the heart-wrenching agony of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard.
Plus A Day with the Gipsies of England (10 minutes) 1922
Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm
£8.00 including glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.