Sun, Jan 17, 2016, 2:30pm
'Perfessor' Bill Edwards: Silent Film
Phoebus Film Club Series - Special Event
Bill returns for an afternoon of ragtime piano favorites and screening of Our Hospitality, a Buster Keaton classic silent feature film. In Our Hospitality, sole heir Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) journeys by train from New York City to Kentucky to claim his fortune amid a decades-old feud with the Canfield family. En route, he meets and is smitten with young beauty Virginia (Natalie Talmadge), who invites him to dinner, but he realizes too late that she is the only daughter of patriarch Joseph Canfield (Joe Roberts). The rules of hospitality protect McKay from harm in their house, but he must outwit her brothers to resolve the feud.
As always, Bill will have plenty of stories to share about the film and will perform his popular audience sing-along songbook of ragtime piano tunes.