Skinner’s Dress Suit
Skinner has a low-status job that’s not quite commensurate with his adoring wife’s idea of him. A giddy comedy of domestic mores from a bygone era when husbands went to work and wives went shopping is a delight in spite of itself, all owing to the charming goofiness of its stars Reginald Denny and Laura La Plante.
Restoration by Universal Pictures
Live Music by Philip Carli
Philip Carli brings both prodigious musical talent and a committed scholarly outlook to his lifelong passion for the music and culture of the turn of the last century. He discovered silent film at the age of five and began his accompaniment career at thirteen, with a performance for Lon Chaney’s 1923 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. While at college he programmed and accompanied an annual series of silent films, and also organized and conducted a 50-piece student orchestra using 19th-century performance practice. Since then, he has continued his studies of the film, music and culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, earning a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. He has at the same time toured extensively as a film accompanist throughout North America and Europe.