This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 3rd Feb 2019
One of the strangest, most twisted films of the silent era, this is the story of a man who relives the greatest humiliation of his life, day after day, in front of a paying public.
Lon Chaney is Paul Beaumont, a young scientist who loses everything on one horrific day when his patron, the dastardly aristo Baron Regnard, steals his research… and his wife. Slapped in the face by the Baron, called a clown by his wife, Paul cracks.
The next time we see him it’s as a circus clown, known only as HE, whose popular act consists of being slapped, repeatedly, by other clowns. With each slap, Paul relives his personal and professional humiliation in front of a roaring crowd: where can this end?
An exploration of emotional masochism, this is a spine-tingly weird film: fans of David Lynch should book a ticket now.
Accompanied by composer and pianist Taz Modi and other to be announced.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-02-03 2019-02-03 Europe/London He Who Gets Slapped (12A*) + live music by Taz Modi One of the strangest, most twisted films of the silent era, this is the story of a man who relives the greatest humiliation of his life, day after day, in front of a paying public. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/02/03/he-who-gets-slapped-12a-live-music-by-taz-modi-191962 Barbican Centre,Silk Street, London, London,