Safety Last!

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Poster for the film SAFETY LAST

Safety Last!

Screening with live accompaniment from Ben Model

Along with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd was one of the top silent comedians of his day, and this year, his masterpiece Safety Last! celebrates the centennial anniversary of its release. Lloyd plays an ambitious young man who moves from the country to the big city. In order to get ahead at his department store job, he comes up with a marketing stunt to draw crowds to the store, but when things don’t go according to plan, it’s up to Lloyd’s character to pull off the death-defying event. Safety Last! is a timeless comedy full of jaw-dropping moments and hilarious feats of physical stunts decades before digital special effects suspended actors in front of green screens.

One of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, Ben Model, will be on hand to play alongside one of Lloyd’s most daring movies!

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“As photocomic entertainment it is in a class by itself."
P.W. Gallico, New York Daily News
“As for Lloyd, we always knew he was funny, but we never realized how funny until this one. It isn't only that he does funny stunts; his comedy method Itself is perfect of its own original kind.”
Grace Kingsley, Los Angeles Times

This film is part of the JBFC Kids series.

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