FREE SCREENING! Tickets are limited to four per reservation and are not a guarantee of admission. You must be seated at least 15 min. prior to showtime. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Empty seats will be released to standby line guests.

About Donald Sosin
"The top of the line of film pianists!" — Leonard Maltin, film critic. Donald Sosin is a pianist and composer who grew up in Rye, NY, and Munich, Germany. Since 1971, he has performed his silent-film music at Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Kennedy Center and major film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Telluride, Tribeca and more. Donald is a favorite guest artist at Washington, DC's National Gallery, BAM, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Moscow's prestigious Lumiere Gallery, the Silent Film Festival in Thailand and the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival in South Korea. He also performs each year at Italy's silent film retrospectives in Bologna and Pordenone and records for the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Milestone Films and TCM. You can learn more about his work on his website." /> AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

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CRAZY TO MARRY

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin

CRAZY TO MARRY (1921) was the seventh feature film to star comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who since 1920 had successfully pioneered a transition from toplining shorts to features sooner than his peers Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and his protégé Buster Keaton. Directed by James Cruze (THE COVERED WAGON), CRAZY TO MARRY ran afoul of Arbuckle’s infamous 1921 rape and murder trial that, despite his ultimate acquittal, destroyed his career, and the film was pulled from distribution and virtually forgotten. Though incomplete, a single print appears to have survived in Soviet Russia, which the Royal Belgian Film Archive recently restored digitally. Arbuckle plays Dr. Hobart Hupp, who has devised an experimental operation to cure criminals of their bad behavior; convict Dago Red (Bull Montana) is his volunteer guinea pig. Dr. Hobart needs to rush off to get married later that same day; however, his fiancée loves another. After he meets cute with Annabelle Landis (Lila Lee), he abandons his previous wedding plans and the new couple become engaged, over the protests of her parents. With Dago's aid, Dr. Hobart and Annabelle elope to an island, where more surprises await. DIR James Cruze; SCR Walter Woods. U.S., 1921, b&w, 50 min. Silent with Russian intertitles and English subtitles. NOT RATED

FREE SCREENING! Tickets are limited to four per reservation and are not a guarantee of admission. You must be seated at least 15 min. prior to showtime. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Empty seats will be released to standby line guests.

About Donald Sosin
"The top of the line of film pianists!" — Leonard Maltin, film critic. Donald Sosin is a pianist and composer who grew up in Rye, NY, and Munich, Germany. Since 1971, he has performed his silent-film music at Lincoln Center, MoMA, the Kennedy Center and major film festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Telluride, Tribeca and more. Donald is a favorite guest artist at Washington, DC's National Gallery, BAM, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Moscow's prestigious Lumiere Gallery, the Silent Film Festival in Thailand and the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival in South Korea. He also performs each year at Italy's silent film retrospectives in Bologna and Pordenone and records for the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Milestone Films and TCM. You can learn more about his work on his website.

39 Minutes
Silent comedy

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