Silent Movie with Organ Accompaniment: Steamboat Bill

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We’re just months away from the roaring ‘20s — well, 2020s — so see how it’s done by traveling back to the decade of flappers and silent cinema. This screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) includes popcorn (on the house) and live accompaniment by Benjamin Kolodziej, the church’s organist and choir director. Fun facts: Starring one of the era’s most famous comedians, Buster Keaton, the movie inspired the first Mickey Mouse cartoon and features what is now one of history’s most famous and dangerous movie stunts — a house falls, but the hero is narrowly saved by having stood precisely aligned with its open window.

Buster Keaton’s hit silent comedy will be accompanied by organist Benjamin Kolodziej in the manner of the great 1920’s moving picture palaces. This classic film, which inspired Walt Disney’s later short film Steamboat Willie, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, humorously captures the travails of a long-lost son who strives to impress his father, whilst winning the heart of a girl. This is an event for the whole family and popcorn will be served.
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