Tuesday, October 27th at 7 p.m. - Silent Bill, Jr. (1928) Starring Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence, and Tom Lewis; Rated NR; 70 minutes;
“Steamboat Bill, Jr." is, like so many other Buster Keaton films, the story of a young man who is coming of age, and goes through a series of adventures and trials on the way to becoming a man. In this film, Buster hasn't seen his father for many years until he returns home from college. His father, who is the captain of an old-fashioned ramshackle steamboat, expects his son to be a brawny chip-off-the-ol'-block. But when Buster arrives with his pencil-thin mustache and ukulele, the captain nearly loses all hope.
Join us for a screening of this classic film alongside live piano accompaniment.
About the performer
John Mucci has been accompanying and lecturing on silent films since 1972, for schools, libraries, and many other venues, around the United States. Some of his scores are available on DVD at ReelClassicDVD. He was born and raised in Fairfield County, lived in Darien until college years, where he performed classic silent films while at Carnegie-Mellon University and wrote eleven musical plays. He is preparing a book on Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Films (and producer of the silent classics Phantom of the Opera and Blind Husbands), as a translation from the German of Professor Udo Bayer, of Laupheim, Germany.