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Pett and Pott: A Fairy Story of the Suburbs

Alberto Cavalcanti, UK, 1934, 32MIN, English

HONORING VALESKA GERT

The Brazilian-born experimental filmmaker Alberto Cavalcanti cast fellow émigré Valeska Gert as a wildly impertinent house servant in this plug for telephones, the first movie he made for British documentarian John Grierson’s General Post Office unit.

Introduction by Mel Gordon, professor emeritus of theater arts at the University of California, Berkeley.

Screening with Nur zum Spass, nur zum Spiel—Kaleidoskop Valeska Gert

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Walter Reade Theater

Director:
Alberto Cavalcanti