After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Louise Brooks) disguises herself as a boy and goes on the run. She meets a kindly drifter and together they ride the rails through stunning American landscapes. Alternately action-packed and lyrical, and with a nail-biting final scene set atop a speeding train, Beggars of Life is an American classic.
This screening will be accompanied with a live harp score by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry whose performances of Helen of Four Gates and The Lodger were highlights of the festival’s Hebden Bridge programmes in 2016 and 2017.
Performing Live: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp)
Tickets £10, £8 (over 60s), £6 (young people)
Why not see Harold Lloyd's superb comedy Speedy at Hebden Bridge Picture House as well (24 May, 8.15pm) and save money with a joint ticket: £17.50, £14 (over 60s), £10.50 (young people).
Dir. William Wellman
USA, 1928, 81 mins