Wednesday, August 15

Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member and Children under 12)

An American silent film classic, “Beggars of Life” (1928) stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who disguises herself as a boy to survive. After escaping her violent stepfather, she befriends a kindly drifter (Richard Arlen). They ride the rails together to escape the police and reach Canada, until their fateful encounter with blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) and his rambunctious band of hoboes. What happens is an incredibly cinematic event of daring and desperate conflict – atop a moving train. Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully, and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman, “Beggars of Life” is a must-see.

Total running time: 82 minutes

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