Silent Movie Mondays - Sherlock Jr. (1924) & The Love Nest (1923)
STG Presents

Silent Movie Mondays - Sherlock Jr. (1924) & The Love Nest (1923)

Organist: Christian Elliot
August 5, 2024 | The Paramount Theatre

Event Notes

Monday, August 5, 2024
Doors at 6:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM

General admission
All Ages, Bar with Valid ID

$12.00 General Admission (not including fees)
$9.00 Student / Senior tickets and $2.00 off for SIFF & NWFF Members available at box office

Music by Christian Elliott on the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Buster Keaton directs and stars in SHERLOCK JR. (1924) and the short film THE LOVE NEST (1923) also written by Keaton. Sherlock Jr. finds Keaton as a daydreaming film projectionist who longs to be a detective and put his crime solving skills to use. Sherlock Jr. is perhaps one of Keaton's most cherished works and was placed on the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1991. The Love Nest was Keaton's 19th and final short film before transitioning exclusively to feature length productions and tells the tale of a heartbroken man lost at sea in a small boat who climbs aboard a whaling ship only to discover a merciless captain at the helm.

About The Guest

Dana Stevens has been Slate’s film critic since 2006. She is also a cohost of the magazine’s long-running culture podcast, Slate Culture Gabfest, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Bookforum. She lives with her family in New York City. Camera Man, a biography of Buster Keaton, is her first book. You can follow her on Twitter @TheHighSign.

About The Musician

Christian Elliott is one of today’s premier theatre organists who specializes in presenting historically authentic silent film accompaniment. The protégé of legendary silent film organist Gaylord Carter, he was fortunate to have had the tradition of silent film accompaniment passed down to him from one of the finest film accompaniments of the silent film era. We’re honored that Christian has been accompanying films here at the Seattle Paramount since 2015. He has done extensive silent film accompaniment, including at the Packard Foundation’s Stanford Theatre (Palo Alto, California), UCLA, the Cinequest and San Francisco Silent Film Festivals, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, as well as the San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Conservancy, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A frequent performer at the American Theatre Organ Society’s national conventions, as a solo artist he has recordings available on iTunes, continues to perform solo organ engagements and silent film presentations all across the United States, and was named “Organist of the Year” by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2009.

Pre-film introduction and post-film CineClub discussion with guest speaker Dana Stevens
ASL Interpretation provided

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