Want to escape for awhile from the world of cell phones, tablets, and 3D films? Head back to the days before the “talkies” and enjoy four films in Oak Park Public Library’s “Silence is Golden” film series. Each film will be shown on a Wednesday afternoon. The series is free and open to the public and kicks off with Safety Last on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 pm at the Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Avenue, Oak Park.
All four films in the series will be shown at the Maze Branch Library, 845 Gunderson Avenue, Oak Park:
Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 pm
Safety Last, a romantic comedy starring the death-defying Harold Lloyd
directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923, 70 minutes
When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
Wednesday, October 10 at 1:30 pm
The General, a comedy starring Buster Keaton
directed by Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926, 107 minutes
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.
Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 pm
City Lights, a comedy starring Charlie Chaplin
directed by Charlie Chaplin, 1931, 87 minutes
The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
Wednesday, December 12 at 1:30 pm
The Artist, a romantic comedy about the transition from silent film to talkies
directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 2011, 100 minutes
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
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