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After last year's SOLD OUT screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, we're bringing the Alloy Orchestra back to Memphis for something a little more obscure to help get everyone ready for the 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival.
This show is made possible thanks to the generous support of Dorothy Kirsch.
He Who Gets Slapped From the collection of George Eastman House
The latest score by the famed Alloy Orchestra, which premiered at this year's Telluride Film Festival, accompanies a little-known but sensational silent melodrama made in Hollywood by the great Swedish director Victor Sjöstrom (The Wind, The Phantom Chariot). Lon Chaney, the "Man of a Thousand Faces," plays a brilliant scientist who loses both his groundbreaking research and his wife to a dishonest man. Wounded, he joins the circus and becomes a sad clown who wears his heart on his sleeve and suffers repeated humiliation and abuse — to the delight of hundreds of spectators. This piercing, Pagliacci-style fable, shown in a restored version from the George Eastman House, may have inspired Sternberg's The Blue Angel and Bergman's The Naked Night/Sawdust and Tinsel. With Norma Shearer and John Gilbert.
Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, Alloy Orchestra thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the U.S. and abroad (Telluride Film Festival, The Louvre, Lincoln Center, The Academy of Motion Pictures, the National Gallery of Art, and others), Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.
Tickets are $12 each / $10 for seniors citizens / $8 for students with valid ID / FREE for Indie Memphis members.
If you're not already an Indie Memphis member, now is the time to become one! Members get free admission to the Alloy Orchestra performance -- and membership is FREE with purchase of an Indie Memphis Film Festival pass at the $50 Tripper Pass level or above.
Click here to buy your festival pass w/ membership today, and save big! In addition to admission the Alloy Orchestra performance, you'll also get in free to Craig Brewer's Indie Memphis Peep Show at the Hi Tone on Oct. 3rd (the festival's official lineup announcement party, complete with Craig's festival highlight preview, live music, lots o' movie teasers, burlesque beauties). Members also get free admission to Southern Circuit screenings at the Studio on the Square, like How To Make A Movie At Home on Sept. 18, Birth of the Living Dead on Oct. 16, and GMO OMG on Nov. 20, to name just a few.
When & Where
Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and ongoing efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis is an ArtsMemphis funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film.
The organization's the 17th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., takes place October 30 - November 2 in Midtown Memphis' Overton Square, home to more than a dozen locally-owned restaurants and bars. The festival's screening venues, which include the Playhouse on the Square, the Circuit Playhouse, the new Hattiloo Theatre, and three screens at Malco's Studio on the Square, are all within a couple of blocks of each other, creating an energetic community-friendly atmosphere unlike any other on the festival circuit.