1925/1929 (US) – Directed by Rupert Jillian

One of the scariest and most influential horror films of all time, Lon Chaney continues to amaze as the mysterious Phantom.  This gorgeous new print, recently restored by Alloy’s sister company, Box 5, reproduces the extremely intricate color scheme of the original release with elaborate tinting, the experimental 2 strip Technicolor sequence at the masked ball, and luscious hand tinting. Combined with Alloy’s new score, this astounding film is as creepy today as it was 75 years ago.

Runtime: 78 minutes

 

ABOUT THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA

Terry Donahue, junk percussion, musical saw, accordion | Ken Winokur, director, percussion, clarinet | Roger C. Miller, keyboard

ALLOY ORCHESTRA is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources.  Performing at prestigious film festivals and cultural centers in the US and abroad (The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, The Telluride Film Festival, The Louvre, Lincoln Center, The Academy of Motion Pictures, the National Gallery of Art and others), Alloy has helped revive some of the great masterpieces of the silent era.

“The best in the world at accompanying silent films.” Roger Ebert

An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable.  Utilizing their famous “rack of junk” and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles. They can conjure up a French symphony or a simple German bar band of the 20’s. The group can make the audience think it is being attacked by tigers, contacted by radio signals from Mars or swept up in the Russian Revolution.