& IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SPEEDY
Sunday, October 3 at 12:15
Introduced by Suzanne Lloyd (granddaughter of Harold Lloyd) and Bruce Goldstein
FILM FORUM CELEBRATES NATIONAL SILENT MOVIE DAY
♪ Live Piano Accompaniment by Steve Sterner
(1928, Tim Wilde) Jazz Age Idols meet, as baseball-crazed soda jerk/cabbie Harold Lloyd and passenger Babe Ruth hurtle to old Yankee Stadium. Extensive NYC location work is highlighted during a frenzied finale, as Harold races Gotham’s last horse-drawn trolley right through Washington Square Arch! “No filmmaker had ever made such flamboyant use of New York.” – Kevin Brownlow. Approx. 85 min. Archival 35mm print restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Courtesy Harold Lloyd Entertainment. Recommended for all ages!
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SPEEDY
(2015, Bruce Goldstein) In this acclaimed 30-minute documentary, Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s Director of Repertory Programming, takes us on a tour of the NYC locations captured by Lloyd and his Hollywood crew for Speedy – many of them only steps away from Film Forum (along with vivid scenes shot in Coney Island, Midtown, Sutton Place, Yankee Stadium, etc.). Edited and photographed by William Hohauser. Approx. 30 min. Digital, courtesy Criterion Collection.
SUZANNE LLOYD is the granddaughter of Harold and was raised by Lloyd and his wife Mildred Davis Lloyd (the comedian’s former leading lady) on their legendary Beverly Hills estate Greenacres. Following Lloyd’s death in 1971, 19-year-old Suzanne became the trustee of his film library, along with a collection of over 200,000 3-D photographs shot by Lloyd. Suzanne served on the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute for over 20 years and has published three books. She lives in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL SILENT MOVIE DAY was launched by Chad Hunter, Executive Director of Video Trust and Director of the Pittsburgh Silent Film Society; Brandee B. Cox, a Senior Film Archivist at the Academy Film Archive; and Steven K. Hill, Associate Motion Picture Curator at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and aims to raise awareness about the urgency of preserving as many surviving silent films as possible.