The Face That Launched a Thousand Flicks
There's a definite reason the silent-era actor who sacrificed his own comfort from contact lenses that ruined his eyesight to costumes that permanently injured his spine earned the nickname "The Man of 1,000 Faces." Explore why tonight in He Who Gets Slapped (1924, Victor Sjostrom), in which Chaney plays a former scientist turned circus clown whose shtick involves getting slapped repeatedly in the face.
Wed., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., 2008
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