October 23 4:00 pm

Diary of A Lost Girl – 1929
Starring: Louise Brooks
Directed by G. W. Pabst

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 4:00 PM
With live musical accompaniment by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson
The second and final collaboration of actress Louise Brooks and director G.W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box), Diary of a Lost Girl is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme’s notorious novel, in which the naive daughter of a middle-class pharmacist is seduced by her father’s assistant, only to be disowned and sent to a repressive home for wayward girls. She escapes, searches for her child, and ends up in a high-class brothel, only to turn the tables on the society which had abused her. It’s another tour-de-force performance by Brooks, whom silent film historian Kevin Brownlow calls an “actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history.” – Thomas Gladysz



Atlas Silent Film Series
Featuring HOLLYWOOD FLAPPER ICONS of the 1920s

Louise Brooks, Marion Davies, and Joan Crawford


With live musical accompaniment by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson
Flappers of the 1920s were young women known for their energetic freedom, embracing a lifestyle viewed by many at the time as outrageous, immoral or downright dangerous. Now considered the first generation of independent American women, flappers pushed barriers in economic, political and sexual freedom for women. Our film series this season features the works of three of the most influential and powerful women in the Hollywood of their time: Louise Brooks, Marion Davies, and Joan Crawford.
Each screening will include a pre-show intro and a post-show discussion with Andrew Earle Simpson.