Silent Film Turns Back the Clock
Ben Model will play keyboard and provide insights into silent film for An Evening of Silent Film at the Hamilton Theater.
By Constance Mente
(Hamilton, NY) Hamilton Theater takes a trip down memory lane Sunday Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. with An Evening of Silent Film, featuring the 1928 comedy classic The Cameraman starring Buster Keaton, along with the 1921 Keaton short The Play House.
“Families that have not had the pleasure of enjoying silent film are in for a treat,” said Hamilton Theater’s Chuck Fox. “Keaton’s comedy is as entertaining for families today as it was for those who enjoyed Keaton films in the Hamilton Theater in the 1920s.” Live accompaniment on keyboard and fascinating insights into the silent film era will once again be provided by Ben Model, silent film historian and host of the Silent Clown Film Series in New York.
The Cameraman is one of Keaton’s best. “Even by Buster Keaton’s high standards, this is one of his most entertaining and most imaginative movies,” said Variety. “A film for everyone!” After becoming infatuated with a pretty office worker at MGM, Buster grabs a movie camera and sets out to impress the girl- and MGM. The Play House is one of the most creative of all short comedic films.
An Evening of Silent Film is sponsored by Vantine Imaging and LB Homewood Construction. For tickets and information, contact Hamilton Theater at 315-824-8210. Hamilton Theater is a member of The League of Historic American Theaters.