Silent film festival, with live music, in Half Moon Bay Saturday

By on Wed, March 18, 2009


The Coastside Film Society hosts a silent film festival as it should be be shown: with live music. Featured: Truly classical films the whole family can enjoy with live musical accompaniment by pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon

SHERLOCK, JR.  (1924, 44 mins.)

Buster Keaton stars and directs in a film that showcases Keaton’s amazing physical comedy, captivating personality, and innovative use of visual effects. Keaton plays Sherlock Jr., a daydreaming movie projectionist in love with an unattainable woman. While napping on the job, Sherlock dreamwalks into a surrealistic fantasy world, where he successfully battles dastardly villains and wins the heart of his girl.

"A mixture of wild slapstick physical comedy and more subtly crafted moments of humor. "No other silent film turns logic on its head with such grace and comic hilarity" Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

THE KID (68 mins)

"Charlie Chaplin’s study of a tramp teaming up with a street kid (the cute little Jackie Coogan) has a fine line to tread between humor and pathos, and true to what you would expect of Chaplin’s best work, does it superbly. The tramp always manages to wring the hearts of his viewers. Adding a little boy to the mix was the finishing touch." Internet Movie Database

Friday March. 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm        
$6.00 adults,  $3.00 for children and students
Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary
777 Miramontes Half Moon Bay

For more info see