Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 @ 8PM in Rochester, NY [silent film accompaniment]
When: Tuesday, October 4th at 8PM
What: THE MONKYE TALKS (1927)
Dir. Raoul Walsh, 63 min. With Olive Borden, Jacques Lerner, Don Alvarado
Legendary Hollywood auteur Raoul Walsh (White Heat, High Sierra) directs this late-period silent film featuring a bizarre love triangle among the performers of a decrepit wagon circus rambling through the French countryside. Olive Borden stars as Olivette, a beautiful tightrope acrobat with would-be suitors Sam the animal trainer (Don Alvarado) and Jocko the monkey man (Jacques Lerner) vying for her affections. Lerner’s mesmerizing performance as Jocko is further enhanced by the astonishing chimpanzee makeup effects crafted Jack Pierce, who would later gain fame for creating the iconic makeup for Frankenstein’s monster and the Wolf Man.
Where: Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum
900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Admission: $8; members $6, students w/ID $4. Advance tickets are available at the box office or by phone at (585) 271-3361, ext. 239. For more details, visit https://eastman.org/about-dryden-theatre.