Ciné-concert: Safety Last! with live accompaniment by Samuel Liégeon

11.04.2018 19:43

Sunday, May 27, 7:00 PM, Student Culture House

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Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s silent romantic comedy famously features the iconic image of Harold Lloyd perilously hanging from the hands of a clock on a tower high above the street—a stunt Lloyd performed himself despite having lost two fingers in a prior production accident. Almost one century after its premiere, Safety Last! (1923) endures as one of the most celebrated silent film.

The TIFF audience will get to experience the film with live accompaniment by pianist and organist Samuel Liégeon (France), an artist whose improvisations brought him acclaim in Europe and the US, as well the 1st prize at the prestigious Boëllmann-Gigout international competition in Strasburg in 2008. Since then, he has been featured in international improvisation competitions in Leipzig, Harlem, Münster, and Chartres.