Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) + shorts
Piano score by Tom Temple Marlow
King of silent comedy Buster Keaton returns to the big screen with one of his most well-loved movies; performing his most famous stunt of all time in this river-based Romeo and Juliet comedy about rival steamer companies.
Our pianist for the evening Mr Tom Marlow has already built up an impressive résumé of silent film work, composing and performing superb original musical settings of comic films by Keaton, Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, and last summer delighting Wiltons audiences with his stunning new score for Fritz Lang's masterpiece Metropolis.
About The Lucky Dog Picturehouse The Lucky Dog Picturehouse is a collective of musicians dedicated to recreating the original cinema experience. Together, they present an irresistible mix of classic silent films and live, period specific music. They have performed and lectured at BFI Southbank, Wilton's Music Hall, LoCo Film Festival, London Transport Museum, Standon Calling and numerous other venues across the UK.
Previous reviews for scores by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse:
International Buster Keaton Society
“Silent Film has no finer custodians.”
Nicholas Barber, BBC Culture
“Loved every minute! A cultural treat for film and music fans”
Joanna Van Der Meer, BFI
Running time: 110 minutes including a 20 minute interval