IU CINEMA: The Strong Man
- February 16, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
World Premiere/Silent film with live music/Jon Vickers Scoring Award
Paul (Harry Langdon) is a Belgian immigrant who has moved to the U.S. at the end of World War I. He fell in love with his wartime pen pal, Mary Brown (Priscilla Bonner), whom he vows to find. Paul’s job is with a travelling show that is making its way through a corrupt world. In each stop, he asks every woman he meets if she is Mary Brown. He eventually finds her in a town filled with thugs, hooligans, and other unsavory company, and must abandon his meek nature and become ‘The Strong Man.’ Presented with a live, world- premiere performance of a new orchestral score by John William Griffith II.