Alloy Orchestra: HE WHO GETS SLAPPED - One Show Only!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)
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.
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One of the city's core arts institutions, Indie Memphis connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization receives project support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is the only film organization to receive annual funding from ArtsMemphis. The year-round organization is best known for its annual Indie Memphis Film Festival presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., next taking place October 30 - November 2, 2014 in and around midtown Memphis' Overton Square entertainment district. Screening venues include the Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, the new Hattiloo Theatre, and three screens at Malco Theatre’s Studio on the Square – all within just a few blocks of each other, creating an accessible community-friendly atmosphere unlike any other on the festival circuit. Named one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” in the spring 2014 issue of MovieMaker magazine, the Indie Memphis Film Festival was named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2012. MovieMaker also ranked the festival as “Worth the Entry Fee” in 2011 and 2013, and as one of their “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in 2009. With a focus on regional filmmaking, the festival brings a broad range of dynamic and engaging independent features, documentaries and short films to Memphis from all corners of the country.
Indie Memphis is an ArtsMemphis funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film though diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and ongoing efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences. Through diverse year-round programming, a world-class annual festival, and ongoing efforts to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis enriches, inspires, and connects the Memphis community while cultivating interest in, and development of, independent film.