7 shows in 6 days

Played for seven shows in the last six days. Performing every day for a stretch like this happens every once in a while. A little traveling involved, but not way far out of town.

Sunday afternoon was the final program for The Silent Clowns Film Series, and we had a real nice turnout…around 80 people. We’ve figured out a way to move the piano into a spot on the stage where I can see the screen now, so I haven’t used my video camera+monitor (actually a wireless baby monitor) the last couple of shows.

Monday found me playing at the Museum of the Moving Image for two screenings of The Immigrant, for an ESL group of teenagers. The Museum is closed for renovations, and the theater itself is closed, but the galleries are still open for school group tours and so for now we show the film on DVD in the “King Tut Movie Palace” in the gallery area; it seats 30 and was designed by Red Grooms…sort of a movie palace that looks like PeeWee’s Playhouse.

Tuesday I was out on Long Island for a showing of Seventh Heaven at the monthly silent series I do at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. 35mm print came from Fox, and I used the Miditzer; the CAC bought all the hardware for it in January. Up next at the CAC in May is Lloyd’s The Kid Brother (my request).

On Wednesday I presented a school program at the Town School on E 76th and York. This was my 2nd time there, presenting to 4th and 6th graders. Showed A Girl and Her Trust and One Week to cover story-telling conventions and sight-gag comedy.

On Thursday and Friday I accompanied a program of films starring Bert Williams (shown above) at MoMA, playing Miditzer for both shows (MoMA purchased the rig in fall 2007).


More later…

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Sorry I had to miss Seventh Heaven, but I’m really glad you got The Kid Brother on the program. My all time favorite silent comedy. Really looking forward to seeing it with a live audience for the first time.