Speedy

Thursday, April 5
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1hr 26mins // directed by:Ted Wilde // featuring:Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff

Senior Lecturer at MIT Music & Theater Arts and musicologist specializing in the study of film music, Marty Marks returns to The Sounds of Silents® to accompany the film with his score, performed live on the piano.

Speedy was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his “Glasses Character,” this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can’t keep a job. From its joyous visit to Coney Island to its incredible Babe Ruth cameo to its hair-raising climactic stunts on the city’s streets, Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.