Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 @ 5PM in Manhattan [silent film accompaniment]
When: Sunday, January 22nd @ 5PM
What: Loco-Motives: On the Wrong Track
*This program accompanies Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Astonishing Shorts from the Slapstick Era.
Trains were a symbol of speed and a popular silent-comedy prop for wrong-way treks, missed connections, and last-minute rescues. Comics straddling the third rail include Al St John, Mack Swain, Glenn Tryon, and Spec O’Donnell.
Program Approx. 90 min.
All on Account of a Transfer. 1913. USA. Directed by C. J. Williams
By Stork Delivery. 1916. USA. Directed by Fred Fishback
The Goofy Age. 1924. USA. Directed by Fred Guiol, Ted Wilde
Speed Boys. 1924. USA. Directed by Edward Luddy
The Iron Mule. 1925. USA. Directed by Grover Jones (uncredited Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle)
Where: Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M
Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. The price of a film admission ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket or MoMA membership within 30 days.