Up in Mabel’s Room
This effervescent Jazz Age comedy, based on a 1919 Broadway hit, is a sidesplitting bedroom farce full to the brim with hilarious hijinks, lavish wardrobe, and saucy intertitles. Starring the vivacious Marie Prevost, this is sheer confection wrapped up in a jazzy bow!
UCLA Film & Television Archive, courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute
Live music by the Guenter Buchwald Ensemble
Conductor, composer, pianist, and violinist Guenter Buchwald is a pioneer of the renaissance in silent film music. He has accompanied silent films for thirty-eight years with a repertoire of more than three thousand titles and has conducted orchestras worldwide from Iceland to Romania, Tokyo to Zurich. In great demand as a composer, he has scored silent films as varied as Suzuki and Ota’s What Made Her Do It?, René Clair`s Paris qui dort, Chaplin´s Pawn Shop, and Murnau’s Nosferatu. A soloist known for his virtuoso improvisation, he has appeared regularly at film festivals in Berlin, Bonn, Bologna, Zurich, Pordenone, and Seattle. He is a lecturer at the Film Science Institute at the University of Zurich and resident conductor of the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra for Silent Film in Concert. He is cofounder of the Silent Movie Music Company and is musical director of Bristol’s Slapstick Silent Film Festival in England. He made his first appearance at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in 2013. For Up in Mabel’s Room, Buchwald will be joined by Frank Bockius on percussion, Ross Eustis on trumpet, Sophie Powers on trombone, and Sascha Jacobsen on bass,
Image credit: Pamela Gentile