ONLINE EVENT - Steamboat Bill Jr. featuring Live Accompaniment by BEN MODEL!


Virtual Screening Room Thu, Jun 18, 2020 7:00 PM
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General Admission is Pay-What-You-Can! You may enter any amount from $0.00 to $100.00.


A LIVE "Anything But Silent" Event!

Buster Keaton in STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.

featuring Live Accompaniment by BEN MODEL from home!

Live Streaming on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM EST! - Event Link provided in Email Order Confirmation through "Buy Tickets" link above.

General Admission is FREE or Pay-What-You-Can!

A riverboat captain is on the verge of losing his ship and business to his rival, McGuire, who recently arrived on the river with his larger "floating palace."  His only hope is his son, Steamboat Bill, Jr.  (Buster Keaton), who has been away at college.  To the old man's horror his son returns a beret-wearing, ukulele-playing, mustached wimp.  Even worse, Bill Jr. has fallen for McGuire's daughter.  In disgust he tries to take things into his own hands, but ends up in jail where Bill, Jr. must attempt to save him, save the family business, and get the girl.  The film includes the spectacular tornado sequence, perhaps the most famous comedy scene ever filmed - and the unflappable Keaton at the top of his form. USA, 1928, 70 min., NR, B&W | Directors Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton (uncredited)

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Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984, and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.