On Saturday, August 8th, 2020, Tim Carless is returning with another live-stream event, live-scoring Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Steamboat Bill, Jr, from 1928, was Keaton’s last film for United Artists. It contains his most famous stunt (where the façade of an entire house falls on him). Like many of Keaton’s work it was initially received with mixed reviews, but, is now considered a cinematic masterpiece.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie, appearing 6 months after the release of Keaton’s film and featured the debut of Mickey Mouse.
This is the third live-score in a season of Keaton films that Carless has offered The ArtsCenter’s audience since March and will be followed in September with a live-score to Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman (also from 1928 and his first for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).
Carless will be broadcasting from his studio in Carrboro, employing a selection of guitars to create a unique solo score to the film.
We hope you will join us for another outstanding free live-streamed event!