STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1928)*
A Fox Theatre Film Series Presentation
Russ Peck, organ
Our film season opens with the final Silent Era Masterpiece from comedian extraordinaire, Buster Keaton. Buster plays a college graduate trying to gain the respect of his father, a roughneck riverboat captain, as well as the love of Kitty, pretty daughter of his father’s business rival. This film contains one of cinema’s most famous (and dangerous) stunts as Buster narrowly avoids being crushed by a tumbling house facade. FREE for Fox Theatre Film Series Subscribers!
KPBS radio has run a short feature about the music for this film, as provided by organist Russ Peck.
*San Diego Symphony does not appear as part of this program. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.