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Jan
2

WBEZ Presents: The Hands of Orlac - Screening and original score by Maxx McGathey

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Location Athenaeum Center For Thought
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Admission $25-$45

WBEZ celebrates the 100 year anniversary of The Hands of Orlac which first premiered on September 24, 1924.


This fall, WBEZ is proud to present a new film & concert series - A Century of Silent Cinema. This two-part series will include an intimate screening of The Hands of Orlac with Maxx McGathey of Gramps the Vamp (9/24) and Aelita: Queen with Marc Ribot (10/20). Unveil the power of cinema & music with silent films that speak volumes with their vivid imagery that will keep you on your toes the entire time. Who better to add a layer of sonic suspense than the eclectic and avant-garde McGathey and Ribot?

About the Film

The Hands of Orlac

On September 24, 2024, WBEZ celebrates the 100 year anniversary of The Hands of Orlac which first premiered on September 24, 1924. In the film, a world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he soon realizes they once belonged to a murderer. The Hands of Orlac will be accompanied by an original score by Maxx McGathey (Gramps the Vamp).

Bio

Maxx McGathey

Maxx McGathey is a Chicago-based composer, pianist, music director, and leader of the genre-bending retro-cinematic band Gramps The Vamp. The group released their third record, Keeper of the Void, in 2020, which is their most experimental and ambitious work yet.

McGathey has created six live original scores since 2017, and is currently working on an album of original compositions for his own 11-piece orchestra that will be released this fall.

A limited number of event posters designed by Chicago-based illustrator Ryan Duggan will be available online and at the event.

Save $5 on your ticket by purchasing a poster & movie bundle!

All tickets are General Admission - No Refunds