The Battle of the Century and Other Comedy Restorations!

Live musical accompaniment by Jon Mirsalis
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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:00 AM
$16 general / $14 member
Film Info
Total Run Time:72 min

Description

The Battle of the Century (d. Clyde Bruckman, with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, USA, 1927), Cops (d. Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton, USA, 1922), The Balloonatic (d. Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton, USA, 1923), The Dancing Pig (France, 1907)

Jubilation resounded throughout the film world when film collector Jon Mirsalis announced the recovery of the long-lost reel of Laurel and Hardy’s The Battle of the Century containing the deliriously epic pie fight. Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films stepped in to restore this raucous short, which required an entire day’s output of the Los Angeles Pie Co. SFSFF presents the reconstructed film’s San Francisco premiere, along with three other Lobster restorations: two inspired shorts by Buster Keaton, Cops and The Balloonatic, and the giddily bizarre Pathé short, The Dancing Pig.

Restorations by Lobster Films, Paris

Live musical accompaniment by Jon Mirsalis

Introduction by Leonard Maltin

Co-presented by Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, SF Sketchfest, and EatDrinkFilms

ASL interpretation provided