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HIC & Yorkshire Silents present

Steamboat Bill Jr (U)

Dir Charles Reisner | 1928 | USA | U | 71 mins | Silent with English intertitles and live score

College boy William Canfield Jr. reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though baffled by Willie's city manners, the elder Canfield has found an ally to help him compete with rival boatowner JJ King. Willie finds himself falling for King's daughter, Mary, but soon has to deal with his father being arrested and a storm hitting the town. Full of feel-good humour and astonishing stunts and effects, the film is brought to life by pianist Jonny Best’s fantastic live improvised score.

Starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron

Entered onto the US National Film Preservation Board National Film Registry

Dates
Thu 10 March
Venue
Studio, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£10 - £12

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Dir Charles Reisner | 1928 | USA | U | 71 mins | Silent with English intertitles and live score

College boy William Canfield Jr. reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though baffled by Willie's city manners, the elder Canfield has found an ally to help him compete with rival boatowner JJ King. Willie finds himself falling for King's daughter, Mary, but soon has to deal with his father being arrested and a storm hitting the town. Full of feel-good humour and astonishing stunts and effects, the film is brought to life by pianist Jonny Best’s fantastic live improvised score.

Starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron

Entered onto the US National Film Preservation Board National Film Registry

Event Details

Film Rating: U

Running Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

Language: Silent with English inter-titles and live score

Displays more inspired energy and inventiveness than pretty much everything else in cinemas combined. The Times
Boasts the most astonishing and indelible images in Keaton's body of work, and some of the best moments in movie history; wildly inventive, increasingly audacious stunts. Decent Films Guide

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Thu 10 March
7:00PM

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