FREE! Silent Movies with Walt Strony lets you experience Keaton’s 1928 classic the way silent film was meant to be! Free wine-and-cheese reception follows. A production of Arts @ PEACE. Experience the on-screen emotion and action heightened by Walt Strony’s live, world-class organ performance. The usually deadpan Keaton called this his “pet” film, showing unusual emotion. Many critics consider “The Cameraman” to be Keaton’s greatest film.
The nationally acclaimed Strony plans to highlight the comedy by contrasting it with authentic silent movie-era music. Listen for less-familiar selections from Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours” and Ketèlbey’s “In a Chinese Temple Garden.”
“The music is very campy,” Strony promises. “This is pure comedy.”
Keaton portrays a love-struck newsreel cameraman trying to break into the biz. Memorable scenes include a hilarious episode in a beachside changing room, a furious tong war and antics by an organ-grinder’s monkey.
What: Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents Buster Keaton’s favorite film
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22. A FREE reception follows!
Where: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley
More: (530) 273-9631 or www.PeaceLutheranGV.org