FREE Screening of Pandora’s Box with Live Musical Accompaniment

April 18th, 2012


MILWAUKEE – April 18, 2012 – Milwaukee Film is excited to partner with UWM’s Center for International Education’s (CIE) conference entitled World Cinemas, Global Networks to host this screening of G.W. Pabst’s silent film, Pandora’s Box (1929), complete with live musical accompaniment by Swedish film score composer, Matti Bye.


Regarded as a classic Weimar film, Pandora's Box follows the life of Lulu, played by Silent Screen icon Louise Brooks, a hedonistic young woman who dances her way into the hearts of numerous men and then destroys them.


This unique event will showcase the tremendously talented Bye, who has performed live accompaniments at the Cinéma du Panthéon in Paris, France; the Kino Arsenal in Berlin, Germany; Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and many others. Bye is regarded as one of the most important Swedish film score composers, with credits that include the Ingmar Bergman documentary Images from the Playground (2009) and Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments (MFF 2009).


The screening takes place on Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm at the Landmark Oriental Theatre. RSVP is required by Monday, April 23 on the Milwaukee Film website:


Pandora’s Box

(dir. G. W. Pabst, Germany, 1929)

With live accompaniment by Matti Bye

Wednesday, April 25, 7p

Landmark Oriental Theatre

2230 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee



More information about UWM’s CIE Annual Conference: World Cinemas, Global Networks can be found here:


More information about Swedish film score composer Matti Bye can be found here:






About Milwaukee Film


Founded in 2008 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to hosting Milwaukee’s premiere film festival, Milwaukee Film provides incredible opportunities to view the best contemporary American and international cinema. The 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival drew over 35,000 attendees with 22 sold-out screenings, which included Take One: Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival. The organization also supports local filmmakers and gives firsthand experience in film production to high school students through its Collaborative Cinema education program.


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The 4th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will be held September 27-October 11, 2012.



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Milwaukee Film’s independent board is made up of the following members: Donna Baumgartner, Tina Chang, Eva Chess, Dr. Robert Davis, Jeff Fitzsimmons, Alec Fraser, Bill Haberman (chair), Carmen Haberman, Stacey Herzing, Patti Keating Kahn, Tracey L. Klein, Mary Ann LaBahn, Steve Laughlin, Emilia Layden, Marianne Lubar, Steve Mech, Barry Poltermann, Bob Pothier, Joseph Rock, Jacqueline Strayer, Julia Taylor, Chad Tessmer.  Emeritus members: Chris Abele (past chair), Tom Barrett.