Silent Movie Mondays - He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
STG Presents

Silent Movie Mondays - He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Organist: Tedde Gibson, Guest Speaker: Thomas Gladysz
October 23, 2023 | The Paramount Theatre

Event Notes

Monday, October 23, 2023
Doors at 6:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM

General admission
All Ages, Bar with Valid ID

Prices start from $12.00 (not including fees)

(individual tickets are $12)

  • Admission to all 4 upcoming Silent Movie Mondays
  • One popcorn at each film
  • $67 value!

Music by Tedde Gibson on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Lon Chaney, “The Man of a Thousand Faces”, stars in the psychological thriller HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924) directed by Victor Sjöström (credited as Victor Seastrom). A bitter scientist, betrayed by a friend, flees his past to join a circus and becomes known for his nightly act of being repeatedly slapped and humiliated by the other clowns. Coulrophobes beware – this is sure to be a Halloween season highlight!

About The Guest

Thomas Gladysz founded the pioneering Louise Brooks Society website in 1995. He has assisted with the restoration of Brooks' films, contributed audio commentaries to DVDs, curated exhibits, lectured, and introduced her films around the world. Gladysz writes about early film and is the author of numerous articles and five books, the most recent being Louise Brooks: the Persistent Star (2019), and The Street of Forgotten Men: From Story to Screen and Beyond (2023).

Thomas will be signing books in the lobby beginning at 6pm. Copies of his books The Street of Forgotten Men: From Story to Screen and Beyond, Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star, Beggars of Life: A Companion to the 1928 Film, Now We're in the Air: A Companion to the Once Lost Film will be available for purchase.

About The Musician

Organist Tedde Gibson plays classical and theatre pipe organ, as well as jazz and gospel on the Hammond and piano. He integrates each of these styles into his playing of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. A native of Tacoma, he moved to the east coast in 2003 where he studied classical organ with Dr. Mickey Thomas Terry, editor of the 7+ volume anthology of organ works by African American composers. Located in the DC area, Tedde is musician-in-residence at First Baptist Church of Highland Park, organist at Capitol Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church. He also teaches music at Highland Park Christian Academy. Tedde is on the board of directors for the American Theatre Organ Society and has been accompanying films for Silent Movie Mondays since 2015.

Pre-film introduction and post-film CineClub discussion with guest speaker Thomas Gladysz
ASL Interpretation provided.
Total running time: 72 minutes
Print source: DCP via George Eastman Museum

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