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Film | The Sound of Silents: Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928, 71 minutes)

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 • 7:00 pm
Cost
Free for Members
$5 for Non-Members
Location
Peristyle
Audience
Adults, Family, Members, Seniors

In one of the great silent film comedies, Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a college student who returns to his home town to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with another riverboat captain. Keaton’s athleticism and gift for inventive visual humor are in top form, and the cyclone that devastates a town is perhaps the most ambitious, awe-inspiring and hilarious slapstick sequence ever filmed.  Detroit organist Lance Luce will accompany the film on TMA’s historic Skinner organ. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sound-of-silents-steamboat-bill-jr-tick...