What a great title for a movie. As someone who used to never wear my seat belt, I can appreciate it. Safety Last is a silent comedy made in 1923 about a publicity stunt gone wild — something that still happens often here in the 21st century.
The black-and-white beauty will be shown in the IMA’s Tobias Theater Friday, Feb. 26 – accompanied with a live score by the 30-piece Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
Safety Last stars Harold Lloyd – often called the third genius of early film comedy. Lloyd’s less recognized than either Chaplin or Keaton, and less graceful, but equally fearless. He’s like the Rick Moranis to a Steve Martin, or a Seth Rogan to a Bradley Cooper. Meet Lloyd here:
The Feb. 26 performance is probably going to sell out The Toby. The ICO will be rehearsing all week, timing every shimmy of their cymbals and every quiver of the bass to the action in the film.
Toby film projectionist Eric Grayson has a tough job too – making sure to change the film’s reels on time so nobody misses a beat.
As a bonus, you’ll also see One Week, a Buster Keaton short about a bride and groom who get a house-in-a-box as a wedding gift. I see pratfalls, hijinks and slapstick in your future…
It’s going to be a glamorous night at The Toby. Wear your flapper dresses and dapper suits!
Filed under: Film, Public Programs, The Toby