PLEASE NOTE: All tickets ($35 general which includes a $3.50 Paramount facility fee) are sold through Ticketmaster, the Paramount’s official ticketing partner. SFSFF members get a $5 discount! SFSFF has negotiated a low ticketing fee of less than $3 per ticket but Ticketmaster will also tack on a $4.50 online fee per transaction. Those who would like to avoid Ticketmaster fees altogether can visit the Paramount’s Box Office in Oakland between 12:00 noon and 5:00 PM on Fridays or buy tickets on the evening of the event. The box office will open at 5:00 PM that Saturday.
Saturday, May 6, 7:00 PM
On May 6, 2023, the Club Foot Orchestra will join forces with San Francisco Conservatory of Music to accompany G.W. Pabst’s 1929 masterpiece Pandora’s Box at Oakland’s magnificent Paramount Theatre.
The film stars the radiant Louise Brooks whose mesmerizing performance as the sexually adventurous Lulu catapulted her to worldwide fame. Here is praise for Brooks through the years:
An actress who needed no directing, but could move across the screen causing the work of art to be born by her mere presence.—Lotte H. Eisner
Those who have seen her can never forget her. She is the modern actress par excellence. . . . Her art is so pure that it becomes invisible.—Henri Langlois
Her youthful admirers see in her an actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality, and a beauty unparalleled in film history.—Kevin Brownlow
One of the most mysterious and potent figures in the history of the cinema . . . she was one of the first performers to penetrate to the heart of screen acting.—David Thomson
SFSFF will screen the restoration by Angela Holm and David Ferguson in a DCP from the Deutsche Kinemathek.