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Aug 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Rooftop Ciné-Concert: SAFETY LAST!

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?

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.

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

Live Music: Michael Krásný – bass


Michael Krásný is a Czech bass player, singer and music composer living in New York City. His interwoven compositions integrate a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, jazz, new wave, soul and pop. His band Quattro Formaggi won a prestigious international contest JUNIORJAZZ organized by the Czech Jazz Society, and his composition “Ben Nevis” was awarded a prize for the best authorial jazz composition. The band took part in the contest THE SOUND OF EUROPE organized by EuroGlobe, where they won the 1st prize as well. Michael frequently collaborates with Slovak-American jazz trumpeter and composer Laco Déczi and his ensemble - Jazz Celula New York.

Introduction by: Vito Adriaensens - film historian


Vito Adriaensens is a visiting scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Film Department, where he teaches the history of early cinema. His research focuses on the aesthetic, cultural and historical interaction between film, theater, and visual arts. He is the author of the upcoming monograph Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema and a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, and Lisa Colpaert). He is currently also the treasurer of Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema.

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.



321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Aug 30, 2018 7:00 PM


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