Cinematic beauty matinee : Safety last

May 6, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Salmagundi Library Committee

Open to the public
Eventbrite RSVP required
FREE to attend

About Salmagundi Library Cinematic Beauty Night

Cinephiles, film connoisseurs and people who just love classic movies unite for an evening of timeless cinematic beauty. This continuing series showcases the work of directors who possessed a particular eye for stylish aesthetic and gorgeous composition. While some directors used film to create high intellectual art and others exploited the medium for mere thrills, Salmagundi Library Movie Night presents the rare geniuses who gave us both.

There is free popcorn and a cash bar with food for sale. Each evening will feature a film introduction by Michael Fetherston.

About the Event

Still from the movie: a man clutches the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.

May’s movie night will be a Saturday matinee instead; an encore performance by pianist Terry Waldo as he dazzles us with his virtuosity and accompanies Hal Roach’s 1923 silent masterpiece, Safety Last. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one the greatest silent films of all time, Safety Last is a romantic comedy packed with thrills, spills and stunts that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first frame to the last. Lloyd performs all of his own stunts and features a legendary scene that finds him dangling from a clock high above downtown Los Angeles. Please join us for this very special performance and please the matinee start time!

Duration: 73 minutes

Please note that for this film only, there will be no popcorn provided due to the dining room being closed on Saturday.

About Michael Fetherston

Michael FetherstonMichael Fetherston is a New York City based fine artist by day and film enthusiast by night. Growing up in Manhattan’s East Village, Fetherston regularly attended the legendary revival ‘Theater 80 Saint Marks’ where he fell in love with classic cinema. Great directors have often looked to painters as inspiration for composition and design and he believes that painters might learn something from the best auteurs in return.

"Safety Last" poster. A horde of people rush a counter with fabrics, behind which is a man brandishing a pole and a woman holding something out for him.
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