FILMUSIC Festival: THE FRESHMAN (1925)

| 1925 | 70 min | | ,
Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

Thursday June 22, 2017, 7:30pm


$35 General Admission, $30 Member,
$15 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
Jean Havez, Lex Neal, Clyde Bruckman, John Wesley Grey, Ted Wilde

Harold Lloyd

Special Guests – Berklee College of Music’s Silent Film Orchestra performs a new original score live-to-picture of the silent film classic THE FRESHMAN staring Harold Lloyd. 

Harold Lamb’s dream is to go to college and become the most popular student on campus, much like the character Speedy played by actor Lester Laurel in the movie “The College Hero”. Accepted into Tate College, Harold plans on emulating Speedy, including giving himself the nickname Speedy, to gain that popularity, not realizing that if he does so, he will be more the buffoon than the hero. To be the most popular student, he will have to outdo the current most popular student, football captain Chet Trask. Unaware Speedy’s task is made all the more difficult when one of the upperclassmen, seeing how hard Speedy is trying to impress, does whatever he can to make Speedy look all the more ridiculous, all the while Speedy believing he is achieving his dream. The bully’s efforts are made all the more easy as Speedy is able to buy his way to seeming popularity with the small nest egg he was able to accumulate from work. The one thing that Speedy may not be able to buy is his way onto the team.

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