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SILENTS PLEASE!: (Valentine's Day!) 'The Man Who Laughs', with LIVE accompaniment by Opera Singer Amy Alvarado!

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Calendar2/14/2009 5:00:00 PM2/14/2009 5:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesSILENTS PLEASE!: (Valentine's Day!) 'The Man Who Laughs', with LIVE accompaniment by Opera Singer Amy Alvarado! At Miami Beach Cinematheque512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139Website:

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Phone: (305) 673-4567
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A series of classic silent films with LIVE accompaniment!

The Man Who Laughs
(Paul Leni/USA/1928)
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
With Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, and Olga Baclanova

A tragic love story that shocked but delighted American audiences in 1928 (and almost 100 years later, inspired actor Heath Ledger in preparation for his Oscar nominated role in Dark Knight), silent star Conrad Veidt (from the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) stars as Gwynplaine, an English nobleman's son who is kidnapped by a political enemy after offending King James II, and then is mutilated by a gypsy "surgeon" who carves a rictus smile upon his face. Finding shelter in a traveling freakshow, he falls in love with a blind girl (The Phantom of the Opera's Mary Philbin), the one person who cannot be repulsed by his appearance. As years pass, Gwynplaine falls in love with her, but refuses to allow himself to marry her because he feels his hideous face makes him unworthy, and the hand of fate draws Gwynplaine back into the world of poltical intrigue.

ONE OF THE FINAL TREASURES of German inspired silent Expressionism
Roger Ebert

Tonights film will have LIVE OPERA
accompanying the existing score,
by Miami Music Academy vocalist AMY ALVARADO!

...And includes Coppola Wines
with cheese from Cabot Creamery of Vermont,
and chocolates after the film!

$16 or $14 MBC Members for this special event!

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