$30 General Admission, $25 MVFS Member, $15 for youth age 14 or under
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening Buy tickets at Film Center or online now
Opening wine reception (no food) at 6:30PM. Performance at 7:15PM.
Lon Chaney’s iconic portrayal of a horribly disfigured composer who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. Seeking the love of a beautiful young prima donna, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair. This very special screening will feature live accompaniment by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra students, conducting and performing their own, original score for this classic silent film.
The BSFO is dedicated to composing original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live to picture. Under the leadership of Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America), the BSFO has scored and performed for eight iconic silent features (Sunrise, It, Battleship Potemkin, Piccadilly, Faust, Our Hospitality, Safety Last, and Phantom of the Opera), all commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts, as part of the theater’s Sounds of Silents program, which champions silent film music performance. The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO has also performed in the new Nantucket Dreamland Theater, and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The unique collaboration between the Coolidge and Berklee expands on the Sounds of Silents initiative, providing funds to commission the compositions and an opportunity to engage students in the process.