One of our coolest projects ever returns for two shows at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Thursday, September 11th and Friday September 12th at 7PM.

Dark, bizarre and brilliant, Tod Browning’s 1927 silent masterpiece The Unknown stars “the man of a thousand faces” Lon Chaney, Sr. and superstar Joan Crawford. European ultra-creative duo of Randall Avers and Benoit Albert wrote an original film score for us in 2012. The premiere was astonishing.

Now it’s back, and it’s touring Texas.

Watch the movie trailer with their original music.

Tickets are here.

The Movie

The Unknown- Alamo Rolling Roadshow

This movie is so bizarre, so inventive, that to say very much about it would no doubt spoil at least some of its many twists and turns. We will say these: It begins in a circus in Spain. There is love, love lost, deception, confusion, menace, terror, regret, and revenge. All of these things you can see in Lon Chaney’s legendary expressions, and all of these things you can hear in Avers and Albert’s stunning musical setting.

The Music

The Unknown- Alamo Rolling Roadshow

Randall Avers and Benoit Albert, Les Freres Meduses, spent six months writing the score for two guitars and violin. The premiere was held in June 2012 with violin virtuoso William Fedkenheuer (The Miró Quartet) who will join them again for these performances. The challenge of this score was to write music for a movie that ranges across a phenomenal expanse of emotions. They did it.

The Production

The Unknown- Alamo Rolling Roadshow

We’ll be at the new, state of the art, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The Alamo will project from original 35mm reels acquired just for this show. Our premiere in June 2012 was outside at Laguna Gloria with the Alamo Rolling Roadshow. It was awesome and it was hot – watch the production wrap video here. While we won’t have live knife throwers this time… it will be nice and cool, with no bugs!