Thursday, May 11, 2006

Look Ma, No Arms

Portastatic has been invited to provide a live score to 1927 Tod Browning silent film The Unknown at the Seattle Film Festival. The Unknown features Lon Chaney aka The Man of a Thousand Faces and Joan Crawford in a horrific tale of a three-thumbed man (who also has no arms!) and a woman afraid of the embrace of men. Murder! Intrigue! Amputation! It's a pretty crazy film.

The Portastatic lineup will be the full band of that we had on tour last fall which was me, my brother Matthew, Jim, and Margaret White, augmented by Carrie Shull on oboe, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Laura Thomas on violin.

Superchunk did a similar thing for Page of Madness at the SF Film Festival a few years ago and it was a great experience, i'm really looking forward to this one.

The performance will take place on Friday, June 16th at the historic Moore Theatre.

A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public beginning Sunday, May 14th.

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