November 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm PST:
Retroformat Silent Films present Silent Movie Monday, a biweekly silent film webcast on Youtube, featuring live musical accompaniment by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Coming to Silent Movie Monday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time: “Deliverance” tells the life story of Helen Keller, blind and unable to speak or hear from infancy. Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who play themselves in the final third of the film, had become inspirational world figures by the time of this film’s release in 1919.
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Saturday November 28, at 5:30 pm and 8:15 pm:
Retroformat Silent Films will present two screenings of Harold Lloyd’s iconic comedy masterpiece "The Freshman" at the Hollywood Legion Theater Drive-In at Post 43. Both screenings will be introduced by Suzanne Lloyd, Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter. Live keyboard accompaniment will be provided at both shows by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the Top 100 Funniest American Movies and considered by many to be Harold Lloyd’s masterpiece, “The Freshman,” co-starring Jobyna Ralston, was released September 20, 1925 and features perfectly balanced elements of story, character and unforgettable gags. Lloyd, who counted this film as one of his personal favorites, plays Harold “Speedy” Lamb, whose dream is to go to college and be the most popular student on campus.
Among the film’s many highlights are the “Fall Frolic” party scene, in which Harold’s tuxedo has been basted together rather than sewn by a tailor too drunk to thread a needle, and of course the classic football scene shot at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, using footage from an actual California-Stanford game. For Lloyd, who was 31 when the film was made, it was the realization of a long-held desire to play the college boy he had never been.
Future date to be announced:
Harold Lloyd's Safety Last in 35mm, with Suzanne Lloyd in person.
Special Kid's Matinee at 3:00 p.m.!
Evening show at 7:30 p.m. includes Harold Lloyd Home Movies!
Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43
Retroformat Silent Films and the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 will present special matinee and evening screenings of Harold Lloyd’s iconic masterpiece Safety Last!
Retroformat Silent Films will present two 35mm screenings of Harold Lloyd’s iconic comedy masterpiece Safety Last! in partnership with the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 Saturday March 28. Our special Kid’s Matinee at 3:00 p.m. will make a perfect introduction for families to silent film comedy.
At the 7:30 p.m. show, Suzanne Lloyd will narrate a special presentation of her grandfather’s home movies. Both screenings will be introduced by Ms. Lloyd, with a discussion to be moderated by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of the Foundation and Preservation Program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live piano accompaniment will be provided at both shows by Retroformat Musical Director Cliff Retallick.
Safety Last! is the original thrill-comedy by the man who invented the genre. The image of Harold Lloyd dangling from a giant clock over downtown L.A. is one of cinema’s most unforgettable moments, but that’s just one of its many delights. This screening represents a rare opportunity to see it projected in 35mm, its original format, at Hollywood’s breathtaking Legion Theater.
General admission tickets for the evening show are $25.00. Veterans, seniors and students are $20, and children under 12 are discounted at $12.50. Limited VIP tickets are available for $40.00, which includes parking, drinks, tours & more. Matinee prices are $20.00 for general admission and $12.50 for children under 12. Free parking will be available across the street in the lot adjacent to the Hollywood Heritage Museum. Tickets will be available...soon.
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