SAFETY LAST

Silent film accompanied by live music!

Trumpeter/composer Mark Tipton leads Les Sorciers Perdus in a live performance of his original score for Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last!”.  Join us for a screening of one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedies starring one of its most daring comedians, with a fresh new sound!  Mark's score blends jazz, vaudeville effects, and contemporary sounds as it rides along with all 73 minutes of this classic family-friendly romantic comedy from 1923!  Great for kids of all ages!

After Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the silent film era's "third genius" was Harold Lloyd, who stars in this Horatio Alger-style story of an average country boy trying to make good in the big city. The Boy (Lloyd) leaves his sweetheart, The Girl (Mildred Davis, later the real-life Mrs. Lloyd) in Great Bend while he pursues his fortune in a teeming metropolis. The Boy lands a job as a clerk at a fabric counter of DeVore's, a huge department store, but he lies in his letters home to his beloved, pretending to be the store's manager and spending his earnings on lavish gifts. The Boy's roommate, The Pal (Bill Strother) makes money as a "human fly," performing attention-getting stunts. Promised $1,000 by DeVore's real manager if he can devise a publicity gimmick, The Boy convinces his friend to climb the 12-story establishment and split the winnings with him. On the day of the event, however, The Pal is busy dodging The Law (Noah Young), forcing The Boy to make the arduous climb solo. Dodging a variety of obstacles, The Boy climbs higher and higher, eventually dangling from the store's clock tower, in the film's most memorable image.

Directed by Fred Neymeyer, Sam Taylor

Starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother

USA | 1923 | NR | 1 hr 13 min

Les Sorciers Perdus (LSP) specializes in performing new works by director Mark Tipton, including jazz and contemporary works, performance art installations, and original silent film scores. Members include: Mark Tipton - trumpet, Ryan Blotnick - guitar, Tyler Heydolph - bass, and Beau Lisy - drums. LSP has performed at Bowdoin and Colby Colleges, SPACE Gallery, the Waterville Opera House, and The Grand in Ellsworth, and has been featured in the Portland Press Herald, on Maine Public Radio, and on WCSH-6. Highlights in their 2018 schedule include: "The Phantom Carriage" at The Grand, "Safety Last!" and "Robin Hood" at The Strand, "7th Heaven" at the Maine International Film Festival, and a Summer 2018 Maine Tour.
 

Show Dates & Times:

3/11/18 - Sunday

3:00 pm,
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