A night at the movies during the silent film era meant not only a feature film, but a wide range of short subjects, all part of a well-rounded evening of entertainment and information. In that spirit, this program includes a Universal newsreel from 1913; a travelogue (Through the Canadian Rockies, 1915); a documentary (China and the Chinese, 1917); a trio of classic two-reel comedies—Charles Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle in The Knockout (1914), Al St. John in The Iron Mule (1925), and Charley Chase in Leo McCarey’s The Uneasy Three (1925); a pair of early-1920s animated films by Walt Disney (Newman Laugh-O-Gram and The Four Musicians of Bremen); and more. Piano accompaniment provided by Shari Cummings, Makia Matsumura, Ben Model, and Donald Sosin.
Silent Movie Day
Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. MoMA
Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 1
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1