Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Live Musical Accompaniment by BEN MODEL on the Cinemas Miditzer Theater Organ
$9 Members / $12 Public / Includes Reception
Active Membership Will Be Checked
One of Keatonâs finest comedies, Steamboat Bill, Jr. casts Buster as a city-bred boy who returns to the deep South and to his steamboatcaptain father, whom he reluctantly joins in fighting a rival trying to take
over the river. Keatonâs trademark combination of emotional restraint and outrageous athletic gags is in full display here, particularly in the filmâs classic cyclone finale. Writing in the Village Voice, Jim Hoberman described Steamboat Bill, Jr. as Keatonâs "most entertaining balance of the instinctual and the cerebral in a tale of father worship, young love, abject humiliation and heroic redemption." USA, 1928, 71 min., b/w
For over two decades Ben Model has served as resident silent film accompanist for The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Ben composes and improvises all his own scores and performs in a style that both evokes the silent era and reflects a contemporary (and younger) audience's appreciation of music and film scoring.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave
Huntington, NY 11731
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|