• The Alloy Orchestra accompanies "Gallery of Monsters"

  • Thu, 10/31/2019 at 8:00 pm
  • The Cleveland Institute of Art
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The Alloy Orchestra accompanies "Gallery of Monsters" - The Cleveland Institute of Art - Cleveland

New Digital Restoration!The Alloy Orchestra accompaniesGALLERY OF MONSTERSLA GALERIE DES MONSTRESFrance, 1924, Jaque CatelainThe Alloy Orchestra’s newest score is for a forgotten but recently unearthed and restored silent melodrama produced (and perhaps co-directed) by visionary French filmmaker Marcel L’Herbier (L’Inhumaine). Anticipating Tod Browning’s Freaks by eight years, this visually dazzling movie follows a young couple who run away to join the circus, only to run afoul of the cruel and despotic owner when the wife refuses his advances. Fortunately, the circus’ fiercely loyal sideshow attractions (the “freaks”) take the couple’s side in this destructive labor dispute. Cleveland revival premiere. English intertitles. DCP. 80 min. Special admission $15; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $12; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. The Alloy Orchestra’s score was commissioned by Indiana University Cinema and the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial.