Directed by G.W. Pabst
Famous as the film
that brought Greta Garbo to international fame, Joyless Street draws a powerful
depiction of the deteriorating life of the middle class in Austria during the inflationary
years. A landmark of the German silent cinema by one of its greatest talents, the film
produces "moments of searing pain, mental anguish, and sheer unblemished beauty"
(Paul Rotha, The Film till Now). Restored with material from the State Museum
Munich and Cinematheque Francaise, this version is longer and closer to the original than
any available in the U.S. until now. Piano score.