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Special Film Screening - Silent Comedy - Speedy, a Love Letter to New York

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium

Live Musical Accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

Starring Hollywood Comic Legend Harold Lloyd
with an extended cameo by baseball immortal Babe Ruth

Directed by Ted Wilde, USA, 1928 (86 min.)

Production Harold Lloyd Corporation

$10 MWPAI members
$15 general admission; $8 students
Tickets, 315-797-0055

A light reception follows.

Legendary film comedian Harold Lloyd’s final silent film is set in New York, and extensive location shooting captured the city’s spirit and energy at the height of the Roaring 20s. Widely regarded as one of Lloyd’s masterpieces, Speedy finds Lloyd reprising his “Glasses Character” as a go-getting young man ready to conquer the city—if he can only keep his mind off baseball and his beloved New York Yankees. In his misadventures, Lloyd stumbles onto a plot by corrupt businessmen to forcibly take over the horse-drawn streetcar franchise operated by his sweetheart’s aging father. As Speedy builds to a thrilling race-to-the-finish climax, will Lloyd be able to save the day and find success at last? Along the way, we’re taken on a trip through vintage New York, with scenes filmed everywhere from Coney Island and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to Battery Park, Washington Square, and old Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Speedy will have you smiling from start to finish.

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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.