Mon 9 November
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Town Hall
Jonathan P Eyre
Silent Film Accompanist
As part of Leeds International Film Festival, Jonathan P Eyre provides organ accompaniment to the silent film Sherlock Jr. starring Buster Keaton.
Film duration approximately 45 minutes. Please note there will be no interval.
Buster Keaton’s homage to cinema is a masterwork of silent comedy. Keaton stars as a cinema projectionist and wannabe sleuth who is falsely accused of stealing from his girlfriend's father. After falling asleep on the job, he daydreams his way into the projected film and plays out his fantasy as the great detective Sherlock Jr. Keaton’s innovative use of dream sequences and double exposure led to parallels with the work of the surrealists. Nearly a century after it was made, it still has the power to captivate and delight audiences.
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