Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment
Friday 26 October 7.00pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Safety Last! (USA, 1923) directed by Sam Taylor, Fred Newmeyer
Starring Harold Lloyd
Short film One Week (USA, 1920) directed by Edward F Cline, Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton
Darius Battiwalla piano
Safety Last! contains one of the most famous shots in silent comedy, (people still argue about how the stunts were completed without killing off the leading man…) The plot? Country boy promises girl that he’ll go to the big city, make good then send for her. He gets a lowly job as a dry goods clerk, but impresses her with such inventive letters that she decides to join him. He poses as the manager of the store, is exposed and decides to risk everything for a $1000 prize offered to anyone who can lure more traffic to the store. His idea? Persuade his roommate (a human fly) to climb the building. And that’s where the fun really starts…
For our latest celluloid adventure, Darius Battiwalla has chosen to improvise on the piano to add an extra dimension to Harold Lloyd and Co’s comic escapades.
Image courtesy of Park Circus/Harold Lloyd
Friday 26 October 6.00pm
French chansons from the silver screen.
Free admission, no ticket required