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April Fools Silent Movie Comedy Show

April Fools Silent Movie Comedy Show sponsored by Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop (B&W, approx. 110 minutes, including intermission; digital presentation [DCP] Consisting of the short subjects, The Adventurer (Mutual, 1917; 24 minutes) starring Charles Chaplin, You’re Darn’ Tootin’ (Roach, 1928; 20 minutes) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and the short feature, Sherlock, Jr. (Metro, 1924; 45 minutes), starring Buster Keaton. Live musical accompaniment by Avery Tunningley on the Capitol Grand Organ.
In The Adventurer “Little Tramp” Charlie Chapin is an escaped convict who takes refuge at a swank party; You’re Darn’ Tootin’ stars Laurel and Hardy as members of a municipal band who decide to try their luck as street musicians, cumulating in a spectacular all-out street brawl. After an intermission, the program will conclude with the hilarious Sherlock, Jr., in which movie theater projectionist Buster Keaton is framed for a theft he didn’t commit. He dreams that he is a part of the film he is showing (a startlingly innovative sequence in which he physically walks from the movie auditorium into the movie being shown on the screen!), casting himself in the role of master detective, “Sherlock, Jr.,” who sets out to outwit a gang of jewel thieves. “Sublime study of film and fantasy, which has undoubtedly influenced countless filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Jacques Rivette, and even Buñuel. ****” –Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide; “this small gem shows us why [Buster Keaton is] as purely American a film genius as the motion pictures have produced.” –Los Angeles Times.
The Adventurer will be seen in a new restoration by Flicker Alley, You’re Darn’ Tootin’ in restoration from film preservationist Eric Grayson and Sherlock, Jr. in a 4K digital restoration from the Cohen Media Group. All the films will be accompanied by organist Avery Tunningley on the theater’s original installation 1928 Möller theater organ.

Runtime: approximately 110 minutes (with intermission)
Rating: All Ages
Language: English
Format: Digital Print
Venue: Capitol Theatre

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