Final closing night film of the Three Rivers Film Festival with live music by Alloy Orchestra.
*"The General" is playing at 4 pm, so for those who want a double dose of closing night films (optional dinner break as a group in between).*
Meet in lobby 7:30-7:45, film at 8 pm
NOTE: Closing night films sell out, so buy your ticket in advance. And get there early to get a seat!
Director: Victor Sjöström
This silent rarely screened melodrama helped boost the careers of Lon Chaney, John Gilbert and Norma Shearer. Swedish-born director Victor Sjöström’s adaptation of Leonid Andreyev’s celebrated play tells the story of a brilliant scientist who is publicly humiliated by his wife and her lover. He goes to Paris and becomes the star attraction in a circus, as a clown whose popular act is based on being repeatedly slapped. This powerful tale of social vanity and moral corruption, is made more thrilling with a live original score by the Alloy Orchestra. (1924; 80 min)