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Join us for an evening of fun with a screening of the 1925 black and white, silent comedy classic The Freshman starring Harold Lloyd, with Richard Hughes, silent film pianist, playing his original score to accompany the film.  This free screening (made possible by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library) will be on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 PM.

Silent movie pianist Richard Hughes takes you on a trip into the past when films flickered in black and white and people listened to the piano playing exciting “Mood Music.” As Mr. Hughes says: “Every time I screen another old silent film and prepare a musical score for it, I feel like a geologist who has just discovered a rare find hidden deep in ancient layers of rock. Many of these films are gems and my mission is to reacquaint, introduce, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages to the silent movie industry of our not-so-distant past.”

This will be the third time Mr. Hughes has performed at the library. His first visit featured his score for The Sea Beast, as part of our town wide read of Moby-Dick. He got a standing ovation at the end of his marathon piano playing. Then he returned for our town wide read of Seen the Glory, and accompanied The General written by and starring Buster Keaton.

If you’ve never seen the great silent comedian Harold Lloyd, here’s the place to start. In this entertaining film, he plays a college freshman who will do anything to become popular. And if you’ve never seen a silent film with a live pianist, you’re in for a terrific treat!

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