Saturday, April 9th, 2016 @ 4PM in Silver Spring, MD [silent film accompaniment]
When: Saturday, April 9 th at 4PM
What: BLOOD AND SAND (1927, 63 min., dir. Tod Browning)
Lon Chaney starred in several films for Tod Browning (DRACULA, FREAKS), none better than this one. Chaney plays Alonzo the Armless, a double-amputee circus sideshow performer famed for his fancy footwork flinging knives. Young stunner Joan Crawford is Nanon, a fellow circus performer with an intense fear of being touched. It would seem the two are made for each other — but Alonzo is keeping a terrible secret. DIR/SCR Tod Browning; SCR Waldemar Young, from the novel “K” by Mary Roberts Rinehart.
Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | American Film Institute
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Admission: $13; $10 Seniors (65+), students and military (with valid ID); $9.50 AFI Members (2-Star level and higher); $8 Children (12 and under)