Silent Screams

Friday, October 28 – Monday, October 31, 2011

Last spring, local circus band Cirkestra teamed up with the Brattle to present a live score for Tod Browning’s silent horror classic THE UNKNOWN. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we vowed to do it again, and so the seeds of this series were planted. There’s something about silent horror films that makes them truly compelling. Perhaps it’s the lack of cliché-ridden dialogue, perhaps the silence makes the visuals that much more striking, or perhaps it’s the sheer otherworldliness of silent film. SILENT SCREAMS will include a screening of THE GOLEM, featuring a recorded score by Frank Black of the Pixies, as well as a recent production of CALL OF CTHULHU made in the style of a 1920s silent film, plus matinee screenings of two classics: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and NOSFERATU. In addition, we will feature THE UNKNOWN with live musical score by CIRKESTRA on Sunday night!

Please Note: Our presentation of WHITE ZOMBIE with live accompaniment by Volcano Kings has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We regret any inconvenience and invite you to join us for our newly scheduled Halloween Double Feature:

Restored 35mm Print! THE EXORCIST at 7:15 PM

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