Film Society showing silent comedy with pianist Ben Model

WILLSBORO - On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present "Safety Last," accompanied by renowned pianist Ben Model. Those who loved last year's showing of Buster Keaton's The General will be happy to hear that Model is back to introduce and play his original music for Harold Lloyd's most thrilling comedy. Time Out called the film "a superb mix of suspense and slapstick" and Roger Ebert said it "contains the most famous scene in all of silent comedy." In addition, from 4 - 5 p.m. the day of the screening, Model is offering a free workshop on the history of silent film and the art of piano accompaniment. This movie is not rated. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and those under 18 are $3. The movie has a new earlier 7:30 p.m. start time and will be shown at the Willsboro Central School.

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