A GIRL IN EVERY PORT
November 9, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
(American, 1928, 79 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Influential Swiss French poet and essayist Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961) asserted that A GIRL IN EVERY PORT "definitively marked the first appearance of modern cinema." The film exemplified the sexual boldness and love of adventure celebrated by Cendrars and his American champion, Henry Miller. Two sailors travel the world, brawling and making love to women. Louise Brooks plays a conniving circus performer out to defraud one of the sailors of his life savings.