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Program

Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018

Rooftop Ciné-Concert Series

Masters of Silent Comedy.

Laugh out loud with the greatest silent comedians of all time! The comedic mastery of Buster Keaton, Marion Davies, and Harold Lloyd is eternal and continues to inspire awe. Let your jaws drop and roar with laughter as live musicians underscore the perfectly executed gags, astonishing stunts, and facial clowning. Indulge in silent comedies that won’t make you silent with the New York skyline and see where the night takes you – are you ready to laugh?

After last year’s success, Czech musicians Karel Růžička and Michael Krásný are back on the rooftop! This year they will perform and introduce their American colleagues and frequent collaborators from New York City! 

THE GENERAL
16 August at 7PM
Buy tickets HERE

Directed by: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926, 78min

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails.

Live Music: Karel Růžička (saxophone) & Brian Charette (keyboards). 
Introduction by film historian Vito Adriaensens. 

© Kino Lorber

 

SHOW PEOPLE
23 August at 7PM
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Directed by: King Vidor, 1928, 79min

All Peggy Pepper (Marion Davies) wants in life is to be a great dramatic actress. But when rowdy slapstick comic Billy Boyle (William Haynes) gives Peggy her big break, she puts her dreams on hold and becomes America’s comedy queen. So when prestigious High Arts Studio offers her the chance to play serious roles and Peggy gets a swelled head, it’s up to Billy to burst her bubble and bring Peggy down to earth.

Live Music: Karel Růžička (saxophone) & George Dulin (keyboards). 
Introduction by film historian Vito Adriaensens.

© Warner Bros.

 

SAFETY LAST!
30 August at 7PM
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Directed by: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, 1923, 67min

Harold Lloyd is a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, where he finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success.

Live Music: Michael Krásný (bass) & friends.
Introduction by film historian Vito Adriaensens.

©2011 The Harold Lloyd Trust

 

Location: Rooftop, Czech Center NY, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY, 10021

7PM:   Rooftop opens for a welcome drink.

            Cocktails and snacks available. Cash bar provided by Bohemian Spirit Restaurant.

8PM:   Silent movie accompanied by live music upon sunset.


Please note: In the event of rain, the screenings will take place in the Bohemian National Hall.

In collaboration with Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Aug 16, 2018
To: Aug 30, 2018

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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