ONLINE EVENT - Lon Chaney in THE PENALTY (1920) Live Stream with Piano Accompaniment by BEN MODEL!



Virtual Screening Room Wed, Oct 21, 2020 7:00 PM
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A LIVE "Anything But Silent" Event!

Lon Chaney in THE PENALTY (1920)

featuring Live Piano Accompaniment by BEN MODEL from home!

Live Streaming on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM EDT! - Event Link provided in Email Order Confirmation through "Buy Tickets" link above.

General Admission is FREE or Pay-What-You-Can!

Lon Chaney in THE PENALTY (1920) – base on the novel by Gouvernuer Morris

This Halloween edition of our virtual “Anything But Silent” series features Lon Chaney in The Penalty, in which a deranged criminal mastermind plans to loot San Francisco and plots revenge on the doctor who amputated his legs.

When Buzzard (Lon Chaney) was a boy, his legs were amputated by an incompetent doctor as the result of a traffic accident. Now an adult, he resolves to become kingpin of the underworld and have another’s legs grafted onto his. But an operation converts his evil mind, and agent Rose (Ethel Grey Terry) who has been monitoring Buzzard takes notice. Buzzard's old associates, however, aren't so thrilled. (USA, 1920, 90 min., NR, English | dir. Wallace Worsley Sr.)

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Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben's YouTube page!