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UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures presents: The Freshman, The Gold Rush, Sherlock Jr. and Cops, and Girl Shy

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Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Comedy Classics of the Silent Era

The Freshman




FREE EVENT
Wed, July 9 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL

Alternate dates for this performance:
FRI, July 11 / 8:30 PM

Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the bespectacled everyman at his eager best as a naive new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans go hilariously awry, whether on the football field or the dance floor. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle – and impress the sweet girl he loves – in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm. (Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1925, 76 min.)

For additional info, please visit: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2949

The Gold Rush




FREE EVENT
Wed, July 16 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL

Alternate dates for this performance:
FRI, July 18 / 8:30 PM

Charlie Chaplin’s captivating slapstick masterpiece The Gold Rush made an icon out of the actor and his Little Tramp character – and he later declared it his personal favorite. A down-on-his-luck prospector searches for fortune in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush and discovers romance (with beautiful Georgia Hale). Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring famous scenes like the Little Tramp eating his own shoe and making a pair of dinner rolls dance, this quintessential Chaplin charmer is an indelible work of heartwarming hilarity. (Charlie Chaplin, 1925, 95 min.)

For additional info, please visit: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2953

Sherlock Jr. & Cops




FREE EVENT
Wed, July 23 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL

Alternate dates for this performance:
FRI, July 25 / 8:30 PM

In this ingenious, oft-imitated classic (see Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo), Buster Keaton plays a lovelorn film projectionist who falls asleep and dreams he’s jumped into the movie screen, interacting with the actors and turning into the ace detective of his wildest cinema fantasies. Filled with staggering stunts, fantastic comedy and mind-boggling cinematic tricks, it’s also a mesmerizing exploration of the nature of film as a medium. Shown with Cops, in which Keaton plays a young man who manages to get chased by the entire crew of the Los Angeles Police Department. (Sherlock Jr.: Buster Keaton, 1924, 45 min.; Cops: Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton, 1922, 22 min.)

For additional info, please visit: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2956

Girl Shy




FREE EVENT
Wed, July 30 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL

Due to Fiesta, there will be no August 1screening at the SB Courthouse.Due to Fiesta, there will be no August 1screening at the SB Courthouse.

A shy, stuttering bachelor named Harold (none other than Harold Lloyd) pens The Secret of Making Love, a guidebook for other bashful young men. While trying to get it published in the big city, he falls for a lovely girl, but more than a few obstacles lie in their path – namely, her impending marriage to a roguish fellow. Can Harold stop the wedding before it’s too late? This riotous comedy features one of the most famous daredevil chase scenes in movie history, using nearly every mode of transportation known to humankind. (Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1924, 87 min.)

For additional info, please visit: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2959

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