|MARCH 4, 2011 --
Buster Keaton. Laurel and Hardy. Names that defined cinematic comedy in the 1920's. Film enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend a Saturday evening double-feature of classic silent movies with live piano accompaniment hosted by Cannon Grange on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 PM.
Enjoy the 1927 Laurel & Hardy comedy "Putting Pants on Philip" followed by the 1923 comedy film starring Buster Keaton titled "Our Hospitality." Noted silent film historian and pianist John Mucci of Wilton will play an original live score accompaniment on the Grange’s early 1900-vintage piano.
Plan to arrive early for best seating, and spend the entire evening laughing at the antics and stunts of these actors. The films are perfect entertainment for children and adults alike.
Mucci, a member of Cannon Grange, has been accompanying silent films since 1972, and has been acclaimed as "bringing the silents back to life" and providing "hair-raising experiences" during the many chase scenes to delighted audiences.
Admission is $8.00 per person, which includes refreshments. Cannon Grange Hall is located at 25 Cannon Road in Wilton, with free parking available at the Grange Hall, Cannondale Village and at the Cannondale Railroad Station.
Cannon Grange has hosted their silent movie night annually for many years. According to Cannon Grange Past President Don Offinger, "We're now known as the venue for Silent Movies in town, and it has the high level of popularity as does our annual summer Ag Fair. We get people e-mailing and calling asking when they will be."
For more information, please call Cannon Grange at 203-762-1900 or John Mucci at 203-722-6751 or via the web at www.CannonGrange.org.