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Sherlock Jr.

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m., Dryden Theatre

Special Event!

Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, US 1924, 45 min., DCP)

Fadeaway (Richard Fleischer, US 1926, 9 min., DCP)

Sure-Locked Homes (Otto Messmer, US 1928, 8 min., DCP)

The George Eastman Museum and the Eastman School of Music present a collaborative evening of cinema and music in the Dryden Theatre. Join us for a screening of the silent comedy masterpiece Sherlock Jr. with a new live score composed and conducted by Grammy-nominated composer Tom Nazziola and performed by members of the Empire Film and Media Ensemble.

Sherlock Jr. finds Buster Keaton at the height of his prowess as a poor film projectionist who vies for the hand of his true love. When he is framed for the theft of a pocket watch, he must adopt the persona of his on-screen detective heroes to solve the crime and win the day. This feature will be preceded by two animated short films: Fadeaway, in which Koko the Clown must contend with drawings that disappear, and Sure-Locked Homes, which features Felix the Cat menaced by a number of nighttime frights.

Tom Nazziola’s compositions, including film music and choral and orchestral pieces, have been performed around the world in France, Ireland, Slovenia, Guatemala, and Croatia, as well as throughout the United States. They have been broadcast nationally and internationally on radio and television.

This screening is free to all. Visit rochesterfringe.com.