Saturday Screening: The Phantom of the Opera (1925) + live DJ score
February 5, 2010
— Electric Sheep Magazine
Electric Sheep Subterranea – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Electric Sheep presents subterranean screenings of minor masterpieces, oddball B-movies and genre classics in our new venue Notting Hill Arts Club.
Join us every second Saturday of the month for a feature film and a chat, preceded by short films, music and other attractions.Electric Sheep hosts an afternoon of film, music and comics as part of Rough Trade Shops’ RoTa afternoons.
The earliest film version of the legendary figure and one of the first silent horror films, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) stars the great Lon Chaney as the horribly disfigured Erik who leads a secret and lonely existence beneath the Paris Opera. After falling in love with a beautiful young singer, he holds her prisoner in his underground lair. Darkly poetic and full of visual delights, the film creates a startling world of nightmarish beauty while Chaney superbly brings out the terrible humanity of the monster.
The film will be shown with a live DJ rescore by DJ Downfall.
Courtesy of Eureka Entertainment
+ WE ARE WORDS + PICTURES COMICS STALL
We Are Words + Pictures are a London-based team of illustrators and writers who bring comics to new readers through events, workshops, publications and market stalls. WAW+P will be bringing illustrator Anna Saunders to Electric Sheep Subterranea, where she’ll be drawing alongside the screening, as well as a selection of ‘zines and comics, which will be on sale in the bar. WAW+P are contributors to the new anthology Solipsistic Pop edited by Eagle Award winner Tom Humberstone, which aims to showcase the best in current British small press and underground comic books, and will be available for sale at the event.
+ DJS AND SHORT FILMS designed to compliment the main feature…
Every first Saturday of the month, Notting Hill Arts Club.
ENTRY TO THIS SCREENING IS FREE!
SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY, Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ, 4pm
More info at Electric Sheep Magazine Online
Links: Info about our previous screening featuring DJ Downfall
IMDb page on The Phantom of the Opera
Rough Trade Shops
DJ Downfall‘s discography
We Are Words + Pictures website
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