Past Meetup

The Joyless Street w/Live Music (Silent Film Festival $20/$18) & Dinner Before

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Where & When--

6:00 pm--Meet at Thailand Restaurant (upstairs, across the street from the theater). Thailand Restaurant is nothing fancy. Just solid Thai food in a great location. See Yelp reviews and price info here: (

***Everyone will pay for their own food/beverages plus 30% to cover tax and tip.***

After dinner, we'll cross the street to the Castro Theater to pick up our tickets at will-call. Buy your tickets in advance because they may sell out and I expect the theater to be crowded. We'll go straight into the theater as soon as the doors open.

8:30 pm--The film starts at 8:30 and runs for 2.5 hours!

The Joyless Street (Die Freudlose Gasse)--

Not only one of the most important films of Weimar-era Germany, The Joyless Street is also one of the most spectacular censorship cases of the era. The story from the inflationary period in Vienna in the years immediately after World War I was considered too much of a provocation with its juxtaposition of haves and have nots—that and its frank sexuality. Pabst’s film was twice shortened by the German censors and other countries made cuts or outright banned the film. This painstaking restoration supervised by Stefan Drössler has reconstructed the film as close as possible to Pabst’s intention. It is a magnificent achievement. (Approximately 150 minutes/Germany 1925)

Musical Accompaniment: Matti Bye Ensemble
Director: G.W. Pabst
Cast: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Gräfin, Agnes Esterhazy, Werner Krauß, Henry Stuart, Einar Hanson, Grigori Chmara

How Much--

The film is $20 ($18 for Film Society members). Tickets may sell out so buy in advance here: (