Please join us this Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. for a special presentation of Peck’s Bad Boy, starring the greatest child star of the silent era, Jackie Coogan, with live accompaniment by the one and only Cliff Retallick! See the attached poster for details. Later this year, we will be presenting Jackie Coogan and Lon … [Read more…]
1926, Douris Corp., 80 min, USA, Dir: Buster Keaton During the Civil War, train engineer Johnny Grey (Keaton, at his most fearless and funny) has his beloved locomotive stolen by Union spies. He boards and mans another massive train, appropriately named “Texas,” and sets out to pursue and catch up to his kidnapped steam engine. … [Read more…]
Don’t miss this jam packed evening presented by Retro Format and the American Cinematheque! Retro Format will be showing clips and shorts featuring your favorite silent stars like Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Felix the Cat, Will Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and more! Plus Live entertainment from the Poverty Row Revue featuring All … [Read more…]
Sherlock Jr.,” 1924, Cohen Media, 45 min. Buster Keaton’s sublime comedy about reality and illusion, in which projectionist Buster literally dreams himself into the detective movie he’s screening! A film with myriad technical feats (including the illusion of Keaton “climbing” into a movie screen). Keaton reportedly broke his neck during filming while performing a dangerous stunt … [Read more…]
90th Anniversary! SEVEN CHANCES, 1925, Cohen Media, 56 min. Buster Keaton directs and stars as James “Jimmie” Shannon, a man confronted with a proposition both very lucky and very unlucky: He can inherit a massive fortune if he marries. The catch? The marriage must occur by 7:00 PM that day. With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.
March is full of Silent Film Gems from Charlie Chaplin’s 1st feature to Mary Pickford’s last Silent. The spring is shaping up to be very busy for Cliff with tons of silent stars from Mary Pickford to Lon Chaney. Catch him playing at the UCLA Film and Television Archive Festival of Preservation as well as … [Read more…]
Last Saturday Cliff had the privilege of playing at the Silent Movie Night Fundraiser held in Anaheim to raise money for the Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. It was a great night of Silent comedy classics staring Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin. Cliff played a beautiful pipe organ and created … [Read more…]
Don’t miss this amazing silent comedy staring Buster Keaton The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick . The picture stars Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others. The Cameraman was Keaton’s first film with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is considered by fans and critics to be Keaton still in top form, and it was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed … [Read more…]