NYC: The Man Who Laughs, Oct 30

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Post by silentfilmmusic » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:31 pm

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents"The Man Who Laughs"
Thursday, October 30 at 7:30pm

Join us for some classic Halloween frights!If you thought Heath Ledger’s carved-on smile in The Dark Knight was creepy, see the original article in Paul Leni’s dark classic The Man Who Laughs.
This gothic mixture of haunting romance and oddball characters based on
the novel by Victor Hugo stars Conrad Veidt as a disfigured man with a
permanent smile.
He falls in love with a beautiful blind woman (Mary Philbin), but
their relationship struggles to survive the machinations of royals,
jesters, gypsies, traveling circus performers, and a heroic dog named
“Homo the Wolf.” Renowned silent film composer and accompanist Ben Model creates the chills for this silent masterpiece with a new
score live on the mighty Miditzer™ virtual theater organ, while Veidt’s
performance, a key source for the design of Batman’s fabled nemesis The
Joker, will stick with you well into Halloween night. A party
with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres will follow this one-of-a-kind
Halloween event. Young Friends of Film members receive one
complimentary ticket. Admission for regular members and the public is
$25.At the Walter Reade Theater.  West 65th St betwen Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. 
silentfilmmusic2008-10-12 20:32:17

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