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Wurlitza presents: Diary of a Lost Girl (PG)

Friday, May 13


The Arts Institute is delighted to welcome back Wurlitza for this live performance of Diary of a Lost Girl

Made in Germany at a time of boundless artistic freedom, fast moving and at times shocking, the film traces the story of Thymian, played by the mesmerising screen idol Louise Brookes, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and despair. Moments of great comedy involve life in a reform school for fallen girls headed by a villainous nun, and a modern dance lesson with an incompetent buffoon. This gripping film defies convention, confounding expectations as joy and compassion are found in the most unlikely places.

Wurlitza are a critically acclaimed five-piece band from South East Cornwall who have been specialising in adding live soundtracks to silent films since 2006. Their soundtrack for Diary of a Lost Girl includes music by Django Reinhardt, Fun Boy Three, Portishead, Wire, Chopin and Leonard Cohen.

Director: G. W. Pabst, 1929
Cast: Louise Brooks, Edith Meinhard, Fritz Rasp
Running time: 116 mins
Language: German, English subtitles

Date: Friday 13 May 2022
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Ticket information: standard £6 / concessions £4 / free for UoP students via SPiA

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