For the past 25 years Ben Model has served as resident silent film accompanist for The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. He has played for silents in many other venues around the U.S., has recorded numerous scores for silent film DVDs, and produces The Silent Clowns Film Series with film historian Bruce Lawton. Ben composes and improvises all his own scores, and performs in a style that is both evocative of the silent era and also aware of a contemporary (and younger) audience's awareness of music and film scoring. The afternoon will feature two short films with Ben's accompaniment!
Short Film 1: ONE WEEK, Buster Keaton and his new bride build their own house.
Short Film 2: NUMBER, PLEASE? finds Harold Lloyd running amuck in an amusement park.