Alloy Orchestra Presents: Speedy
Speedy, made in 1928 at the end of the silent era, was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his funniest. The slapstick legend plays a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job, but finds his true calling when he becomes determined to save the city’s last horse-drawn streetcar.
From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo (yes, the real Babe Ruth!) to its hair-raising stunts on the city streets, Speedy is an out-of-control, joyous, rollicking big-city adventure. The live, in-person musical accompaniment by Boston’s legendary Alloy Orchestra makes this a must for families, and a perfect opportunity for youngsters to discover the unique experience of cinema merged with live performance – and to meet the band after the show.
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