THE SUBTERRANEAN HOWL SCORES INTENSE 1927 LON CHANEY CARNY CRIME FLICK
At the Hollywood Theatre, the Organ Grinders silent film series takes you to a dark carnival with Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford as your guides.
On December 15th, the Subterranean Howl storms the stage preaching with frequencies not meant for the instruments from which they emanate. The sermon: Tod Browning’s THE UNKNOWN, a 1927 tale of love, lies, murder, and the circus. The Subterranean Howl, taking their name from Kerouac’s “The Subterraneans” and Ginsberg’s “Howl”, indulges the listeners’ ears with dynamics ranging from the howl of a deranged street preacher to the murmur of a subterranean river.
In a special one-time performance, the Hollywood Theatre is transformed back to its vaudeville days of bowler hat bedecked musicians and big screen spectacles.
Watch the Organ Grinders’ trailer for the event
- From under the screen, the sounds of modern groups are paired with movies from a different era, updating the genre of Silent Film accompaniment to the sounds around us today. Organ Grinders revisits the original vision of the Hollywood Theatre, built in 1926 with an orchestra pit and a hydraulically ascending theatre organ.