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SEPTEMBER 22-24 2017

Breaking Fate Hall of Fame To Induct Jay Warren at CHFF!

September 19, 2017

Breaking Fate Entertainment is honored to welcome Jay Warren as our latest member of the Breaking Fate Entertainment Hall of Fame, at the 2017 Chicago Horror Film Festival!

Jay Warren - Chicago's foremost photoplay organist - brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen.  As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style.  He has been featured annually for the society's highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000.  For twelve consecutive years he held forth playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago's famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.  He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University.  Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation's Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.

Jay and his wife Linda, as former operators of the historic Portage Theater, were key in the restoration project that saw Portage come back to life several years ago.  That vision gave home to a much needing Chicago independent film and arts community, including this very event, the Chicago Horror Film Festival.  

Breaking Fate Entertainment is honored to present Jay Warren with his Hall of Fame Induction award on Saturday night, just before his live accompaniment to the 1922 silent horror classic, "Nosteratu".

 

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