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NFF and the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center are proud to present this spectacular pre-festival event once again.

A classic silent film with live musical accompaniment from the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra conducted by three-time Emmy® nominee Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing America). 


    For the sixth year NFF and the Dreamland Film & Cultural Center co-present a classic silent film with live music accompaniment from the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, conducted by three-time Emmy® nominee Sheldon Mirowitz. 

    This year’s new, original score, commissioned by Universal Pictures, is to the newly restored classic The Man Who Laughs (1928). Called “one of the final treasures of German silent Expressionism” by Roger Ebert, this emotionally powerful melodrama is based on a Victor Hugo novel. The film’s central character was later to become the inspiration for Batman’s nemesis, The Joker! 

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    The Man Who Laughs

    Writers: J. Grubb Alexander | Director: Paul Leni | Cast: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina
    USA / 1928 / 110 min / Narrative 


    Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 PM
    Dreamland Main



    Past Silent Film/Live Music screenings:

    • 2014: Safety Last!, Harold Lloyd's still-hilarious comedy classic!
    • 2015: The Phantom of the Opera, the original film version starring Lon Chaney in his signature role.
    • 2017: The Freshman, A Harold Lloyd classic love story.