NCMA Cinema: The Cat and the CanaryFriday, March 8 | 8 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
(1927) Directed by Paul Leni. Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Martha Maddox. (80 min.) Silent with live piano accompaniment by David Drazin.
The grandpappy of haunted house movies invites pert La Plante to the old manse for the midnight reading of a will…can she survive the night? Based on a stage play that mixed laughs and thrills. Expressionist Leni, newly arrived from Germany, inaugurates Universal’s brand as the studio of horrors. “It’s the cat’s meow” (Entertainment Weekly).
Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Film Foundation.
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March 8, 2013