Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Print Of Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! Tonight At The AFI-Silver

Yesterday was Harold Lloyd's 120th birthday—and I didn't get him a thing!

This evening at 7:30 p.m., though, the AFI-Silver is showing a brand new 35mm print of his comedy classic Safety Last!, and after the rousing success of yesterday's showing of Mary Pickford's Sparrows, Katie-Bar-The-Door and I have decided to venture out. The presentation will feature live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton.

In a great theater with live music isn't the only way to see a silent movie, but it is the best. If you've never seen a silent film, this is a good one to start with. If you have, well, then what are you waiting for? Come on down and join us.


Beveridge D. Spenser said...

We recently watched Man on a Ledge, and thought, "Needs more Safety Last".

Katie said...

Unlike Boister's off-putting musical accompaniment to "Intolerance," Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton did a fabulous job with "Safety Last!" Their music did what every good movie score does - it emphasized what was on the screen without taking you out of the moment. The one recognizable song "Ain't We Got Fun" was both period and scene appropriate. We loved it!