Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Buster Keaton’s last feature as an independent is a doozy, with our stone-faced hero mercilessly tossed about by a cyclone and performing the most brazenly death-defying stunt in his already very dangerous repertoire. We agree with Screenland’s assessment: “Buster is meek and the meek shall inherit the Earth.”
Special support provided by Cynthia Sears in memory of Frank Buxton (1930-2018)
Entry for children under twelve is free.
Live Music by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
A chamber ensemble that revives the tradition of silent-film orchestras, Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra culls historic libraries of music for its live musical accompaniments. Together, musicians Rodney Sauer, Britt Swenson, David Short, Brian Collins, and Dawn Kramer have recorded and toured widely, creating vibrant, emotional, and historically appropriate scores for more than 125 films. Officially formed in 1994 after discovering the music collection of a 1920s-era theater music director, the ensemble combines precision playing with expert selections to bring silent cinema to life.
Image credit: Pamela Gentile