Silent Film Series at St. John’s

Saturday, March 29: The Kid Brother

Be sure to mark your calendars as our popular Silent Film series continues in its 11th year.

On Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. we will be screening The Kid Brother (1927, 84 minutes), a comedy starring Harold Lloyd (and widely considered one of Lloyd’s best films).  In this film, set in the frontier town of Hickoryville, Sheriff Jim Hickory lives along with his brawny sons Leo and Olin and his younger, less-muscular son, Harold. Since Harold lacks the muscle power of his brothers, he has to use his wits to win the respect of his father and the love of a beautiful young lady. Steven D. Greydanus, film critic for the National Catholic Register, has described The Kid Brother as “[Lloyd’s] masterpiece, and one of [Greydanus’s] all-time favourite entertainments”.

The first film of the series, shown on February 22, was the comedy Why Worry? (1923, 63 minutes) starring Harold Lloyd.

At each screening, internationally-acclaimed silent film accompanist William O’Meara provides live, improvised music on the organ.

Please share this event by downloading this poster and putting it up where you work or play. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for FaithWorks outreach projects. Come, and invite your friends, to an evening of great entertainment.

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