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Diary of a Lost Girl

The Denver Art Museum's beautifully chosen series The Art of Silent Film continues this week with a screening of Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), G.W. Pabst's socially prophetic melodrama about a German pharmacist's daughter (American Louise Brooks) whose big-city innocence leads her to a reformatory, then a brothel. Strategically cut by Weimar Republic censors, it nonetheless remains a telling reminder of social repression in a nation that, three years hence, would fall into the hands of Adolf Hitler.

Diary of a Lost Girl will show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway. The series continues at Starz on May 3 with F.W. Murnau's German-expressionist classic The Last Laugh(1924); on May 10, it's Sergei Eisenstein's Bolshevik epic Strike(1925); and on May 17, Charles Chaplin directs and stars in Modern Times (1936), the great comedian's all but silent vivid satire of assembly lines and dehumanization. For information, call 720-913-0105.

 
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