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Nate’s Silent Movies at Full Circle
“The Man Who Laughs”

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Nate's Silent Movies at Full Circle Brewing Co. present Conrad Veidt in Victor Hugo's "The Man Who Laughs"

With live piano music by host Nate Butler!

Wednesday June 21

Carttons at 7:00pm; feature at 8:00pm.

Pay What You Want. Sorry kids, over 21 only.

View the film trailer here:

“The Man Who Laughs” is a 1928 American silent horror film

directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul

Leni. The film is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel

of the same name and stars Mary Philbin as the blind Dea

and Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine. The film is known for

the grim carnival freak-like grin on the character

Gwynplaine's face, which often leads it to be classified

as a horror film. Film critic Roger Ebert stated,

"'The Man Who Laughs' is a melodrama, at times even a

swashbuckler, but so steeped in Expressionist gloom that

it plays like a horror film."

Conrad Veidt's character, Gwynplaine, was known to have

been an inspiration for the creation of the comic book

character, The Joker, Batman's arch nemesis, by Jerry

Robinson, Bill Finger, and Bob Kane.

Author Victor Hugo also wrote “Les Misérables” (1862) and “Notre-Dame de Paris” (aka The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) (1831).

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