Cinematheque and Madison Opera partner for a FREE showing of
LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH
USA | 1928 | 35mm | 73 min.
Director: Herbert Brenon
Cast: Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Bernard Siegel
Lon Chaney, the Man of a Thousand Faces, plays Tito, a smiling-on-the-outside circus clown heading for heartbreak after he becomes smitten with the fetching Simonetta (Young). This reworking of the classic story of Pagliacci offers a great showcase for the two leads and talented director Brenon (Peter Pan). The silent film will be feature live piano accompaniment by David Drazin.
The film will be preceded by Acrobatty Bunny (1946, 6 min.), starring Bugs Bunny.
FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open thirty minutes before showtime.
Cinematheque is located at 4070 Vilas Hall, immediately South and East of the intersection of Park Street and University Avenue. Room 4070, also known as the Parliamentary Room, is in the center of the open fourth-floor plaza of Vilas Hall and is accessible from the Park Street stairs and elevator, and the stairs on University Avenue and the stairs facing University Square and the Lucky Building.