- THE MAN WHO LAUGHS 3:50 9:55
- BROADWAY 1:30 6:00
2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION
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(1928, Paul Leni) Conrad Veidt’s Gwynplaine, his face carved into a permanent grotesque grin in youth, is a travelling clown, loved by blind Mary Philbin — but who is he really? High expressionism from the Victor Hugo novel. Print courtesy Library of Congress. Silent with original musical soundtrack. Approx. 110 min. 35mm.
“No one who saw this movie as a child is likely to have forgotten it... Paul Leni had a true gift for macabre décor”, and the film’s ambitious mixture of morbidity and melodrama is very effective.”
– Pauline Kael
"One of the final treasures of German silent Expressionism... Creates an eerie netherworld fascination."
– Roger Ebert
(1929, Paul Fejös) Dazzling tour de force of camerawork as Fejös’ custom-designed crane swoops around the Paradise nightclub, while Glenn Tryon and Evelyn Brent get involved with gangsters and murder between numbers. Print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 92 min. 35mm.