Laurel and Hardy Short Comedies
LAUREL AND HARDY SHORT COMEDIES (1927-1933) (92 min.)
Before school starts, bring the kids (of all ages!) to see some of Stan & Ollie’s most hilarious short films. We will screen the silent comedy (with music) “The Battle of the Century,” newly restored, with the biggest pie fight of all time, the surreal “The Busy Bodies” in which they take on ill-advised jobs in a sawmill, “Their First Mistake” in which they adopt a baby in a mock soap opera, and their Oscar-winning “The Music Box” in which they carry a piano up a daunting flight of stairs. “Stan and Ollie can convert a group of normal people into a mass of pie-slingers, shin-kickers and pants-pullers. They bring out the worst in everybody” (Gerald Mast in The Comic Mind).
Wednesday, August 7