This month's theme - Monsters
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
directed by Wallace Worsley
starring Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller
With musical accompaniment by the amazing Joseph Marshall
with live musical accompaniment by Joseph Marshall!
An adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic novel of class, lust, persecution and destiny: narrating the intertwining lives of the bell-ringer Quasimodo, the gypsy Esmeralda, and the scheming and jealous Jehan. Boasting a lavish reproduction of medieval Paris and its Gothic cathedral, and centred on Chaney's astonishing physical performance and makeup, in a story where every characters' looks can be deceiving.
Your opportunity to watch a classic silent film with live musical accompaniment by Joseph Marshall. Nice treat if you have never done this and a real treat
directed by Tod Browning
starring Harry Earles, Olga Baclanova
A beautiful but haughty trapeze artist takes advantage of the infatuation of a dwarf who performs in the circus sideshow alongside other human oddities. Featuring a cast of people with real medical conditions, it shocked initial audiences and was censored and banned for decades. As an exposé of intolerance, it remains controversial, and still demands debate over whether its content is provocative or exploitative.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
directed by Paul Leni
starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin
with live musical accompaniment once again with Joseph Marshall
Gwynplaine and Dea are part of a travelling troupe - she cannot see and he cannot stop smiling, making him the perfect clown - whose countenance masks his inner emotions. Victor Hugo's novel about human cruelty and perversion is styled into German Expressionism, with its cinematography and set pieces both thrilling and macabre, and a rueful and repressed romance at its heart.
Our April theme is Deception.
The program will be announced soon on the website.
We will be CLOSED for Good Friday, April 18th
12th March 2014