So's Your Old Man
Thursday, August 27 at 7:30pm
$9 Members / $12 Public / Includes Reception
Active Membership Will Be Checked
Live Musical Accompaniment by BEN MODEL on the Cinemas Miditzer Theater Organ
W.C. Fields rose to fame as a vaudeville juggler, but his movies forever established him as a duplicitous, bibulous, hilariously foul-spirited idler who'd steal candy from a baby. In Sos Your Old Man, Fields is a put-upon paterfamilias who triumphantly invents unbreakable windshield glass. He intends to show it off to a convention of automobile men, but instead of acclaim, he shames his family until a princess comes to his rescue. This is a very rare screening from a comic master known mainly for his work in the talking cinema. Sos Your Old Man was recently inducted into the Library of Congress National Registry.
USA, 1926, 73 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
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