Adirondack Film Society to show "Speedy"

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Film Society, hosts of the annual Lake Placid Film Forum, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010, presents a screening of "Speedy," the classic 1928 silent film.

"Speedy" is a comedy appropriate for all ages. The film stars Harold Lloyd, one of the great comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd plays the titular role of "Speedy," a perpetual job-seeker who is trying to save the city's last horse-drawn streetcar, driven by the father of Speedy's girlfriend. Slapstick hilarity abounds as Speedy's neighborhood gang take on a transportation company's hired goons. The film also supplies a cameo appearance by Babe Ruth and heartfelt depiction of a 1920s New York City.

The film shows Friday, Nov. 13th, 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater in downtown Lake Placid. Admission is $10 for patrons over 18, and $6 for 18 and younger. There are no advance ticket sales; doors will open about an hour before show time.

The screening will be accompanied by Jeff Barker on the 1926 Robert Morton Theater Organ.

For more information please visit www.lakeplacidfilmforum.com, or contact T.J. Brearton at 523-3456.

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