Midsummer Silent Film Comedy: Buster Keaton Double Feature – Our Hospitality and Sherlock, Jr.
‘Sherlock Jr.’ (1924) and ‘Our Hospitality’ (1923) starring Buster Keaton. Join us for opening night of a new series of silent film programs with live music in a wonderful restored theater in downtown Manchester. Silent comic icon Buster Keaton breeches the fourth wall big-time in the imaginative detective yarn “Sherlock Jr.”; an old-time backwoods family feud is the focus of “Our Hospitality.” Keaton’s breakthrough feature film.
Jeff Rapsis is a New Hampshire-based musician and composer who specializes in creating live music for silent film screenings. Over the past 15 years, he has accompanied more than 1,000 screenings in New England, around the nation, and in Europe. Notable recent appearances include the Cleveland Cinematheque, the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in San Francisco; the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Mass.; and the Cinema Museum in London, England. In 2019, Jeff accompanied a silent film program at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, his Kilimanjaro Suite for Large Orchestra was premiered in 2017 by the N.H. Philharmonic Orchestra. A long-time journalist and editor, Jeff co-founded and is co-owner of the Hippo, the region’s weekly entertainment guide. When not accompanying silent films, Jeff is executive director of the Aviation Museum of N.H. at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. For more information, visit www.jeffrapsis.com