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The Sounds of Silents: The Freshman
May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Join us for this rare opportunity to see a silent film as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen with a live score from the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. Harold Lloyd is off to college in this silent comedy classic, featuring your favorite bespectacled slapstick genius and one of the most elaborate and hilarious sports sequences ever put to film. Professor Sheldon Mirowitz (professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, three-time Emmy nominee and Director of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra) will introduce the evening and the student conductors.
About “The Freshman” (1925): Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle—and impress the sweet girl he loves—in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm. —Criterion Collection