Silent Film: Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Silent film with live organ accompaniment.
In this 1928 silent comedy, college boy William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father (Ernest Torrence) in a Mississippi River town. Though he’s bothered by Willie’s citified appearance, Pop Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete against fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). In true comedic style, Willie finds himself falling for King’s daughter, Mary (Marion Byron), but he has more pressing concerns when the weather turns bad and his father in arrested.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Adult $15 Senior/ Youth $10
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington IL 61701