Free Film Series

Mabel's Dramatic Career and Sherlock Jr.

When: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Special Events


Chuck Wolfe, UCSB Film and Media Studies Professor, provides the introduction and explores the notion of Hollywood as idea and ideal through a different film each week.
This week: Mabel's Dramatic Career. Popular silent screen comedienne Mabel Normand is featured in this early slapstick short about a rural kitchen maid who journeys to the city to become a movie star at the Keystone Studios in Edendale, the first movie-making center in Los Angeles.
And, Sherlock Jr. Buster Keaton directs and stars in this technically ingenious comedy about a small-town movie projectionist who dreams himself into a Hollywood movie where his fantasies of heroism can temporarily be realized.
Seating is limited. First come, first seated.

Phone: 805-884-6430

Event posted July 21, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010


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