Silent Film Night with Organ Accompaniment @ St. John’s Church
A family night Silent Film with organist Peter Krasinski
Everyone is invited to attend!
St. John’s Church
Organ Concert Series
Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.
“The Cameraman” and “The Boat”
Silent Films with Organ Accompaniment
These two silent films by Buster Keaton will be accompanied by organist Peter Krasinski on the W. Richard Bingham Memorial Organ. Peter is a conductor, organist and music educator, whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform audiences. Along with regular concert appearances he specializes in the art of live improvised silent film accompaniment, worldwide. Read more about Peter Krasinski here.
The Cameraman is a 1928 silent film starring Buster Keaton, directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Keaton. Buster is a tintype photographer who takes pictures of people on the sidewalk. He meets pretty Sally, an MGM secretary, at a tickertape parade where Sally is accompanying a squad of MGM newsreel cameramen. Buster, enchanted with Sally, decides that he will win her heart by becoming a newsreel cameraman too. Comic hijnks ensue as Buster struggles to make it as a cameraman while romancing Sally and fending off Harold, a rival MGM cameraman and a rival for Sally’s affections.
The Boat is a 1921 American silent comedy film written and directed by and starring Buster Keaton. The International Buster Keaton Society takes its name, The Damfinos, from this film.Buster is married with two children (both of whom wear the porkpie hat made famous by Keaton). He has built a large boat he has christened Damfino inside his home. When he finishes and decides to take the boat out to sea, he discovers it is too large to fit through the door. Buster enlarges the opening a bit, but when he tows the boat out, it proves to be a bit bigger than he estimated… ~ Wikipedia