Maximo Park providing live score to silent film at Star and Shadow in Newcastle. Will sell out quick.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Directed by Paul Leni
Live score by Maximo Park
Tuesday 4th May 2010, 7:30 p.m. - Part of the Northern Lights Film Festival season
Certificate Guideline PG. Length: 110mins. Language: English intertitles. Format: 35mm.
Whatever your preconceptions about silent cinema, Maximo Park at the Star and Shadow Cinema ought to blow them right out of the water... [and i'm not even a Maximo fan, gang.]
The film, made in the great late era of silent film, is an unapologetically emotional rollercoaster of a story in which a man scarred in punishment as a child with a permanent smile tries to deal with the rough hand life has dealt him.
Maximo Park play music they’ve composed specially for this event as we've never heard them before: instrumental, experimental and giving full reign to their dense synthetic instincts. S&S have the best available 35mm copy of this film from the Cinetecca film archive in Bologna and will be showing it at 22fps with proper silent apeture. As Paul Leni Intended basically... ...except with rock and roll music.