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Wandering Goat reopens the silent `Pandora's Box'

If you are among those who think silent films are boring, take a Tuesday trip to the Wandering Goat Coffee Co. and peek into "Pandora's Box."

The coffeehouse is screening G.W. Pabst's 1928 film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her the flapper icon of the Jazz Age.

The Internet Movie Database says "Pandora's Box" tells the tragic story of Lulu, a hedonistic and beautiful free-spirit whose personality and dancing bring all the men she meets under her powerful, yet somehow innocent spell.

Roger Ebert says Brooks, whom he calls the "most popular dead actress on the Web," "regards us from the screen as if the screen were not there; she casts away the artifice of film and invites us to play with her."

Pauline Kael says, "For sheer erotic dynamism,'' several scenes in this movie "have never been equaled.''

The free screening is open to all ages at 268 Madison St.

Historic Salem theater announces fall schedule

Speaking of silent films, several are on the program (all with live organ accompaniment) during the Wednesday Evening Film Series, which starts Sept. 10 at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem.

The films screen at 7 p.m. at 170 High St. S.E., Salem. Admission is $5.

The fall schedule: Sept. 10, screwball comedies "Holiday" and "American Madness"; Sept. 17, the silent "The Cat and the Canary"; Sept. 24, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific"; Oct. 1, "The General" with Buster Keaton; Oct. 8, John Wayne in "They Were Expendable"; Oct. 15, Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer in "Gaslight"; Oct. 22, Lon Chaney in the silent "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"; Oct. 29, Jimmy Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"; Nov. 5, Keaton's "Battling Butler"; Nov. 12, Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"; and Nov. 19, Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander."

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