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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Niles Essanay Programs for March 2010

Niles Essanay Films Events for March 2010

March 6, 2010
7:30 PM

Suggested donation $5
Bruce Loeb (piano)

The Whistle
(1921, William S. Hart) William S. Hart produced and stars in a change-of-pace for him, a contemporary story of a father and son working in a mill, with deadly consequences.

With shorts:
Alkali Ike’s Auto (1911, Essanay) Augustus Carney, Harry Todd, Margaret Joslin
Danger Ahead (1926, Weiss Brothers) Earl McCarthy is Hairbreadth Harry.

March 13, 2010
7:30 PM

Suggested donation $5
Judy Rosenberg (piano)

Short Subject Night

The Bank (1915, Essanay) Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance
Number, Please (1920, Roach) Harold Lloyd
Neighbors (1920, Schenck) Buster Keaton
The Sleuth (1925, Joe Rock) Stan Laurel, Anita Garvin

Sunday March 14, 2010 - 4:00 PM
Suggested donation $5
The MIDNIGHT PATROL Tent of the “Sons Of The Desert”, the International Laurel & Hardy vintage comedy film appreciation society, will once again be meeting at the Edison Theater at 3:00 pm prior to the films. The public is welcome to attend their friendly, informal and very informative meeting.

Men O’ War (1929) Laurel and Hardy, James Finlayson
Sailors Laurel and Hardy meet two girls at a lakeside park and try to treat them to a soda and disastrous boat ride.

Love Business (1930) Our Gang
Miss Crabtree comes to live at Jackie Cooper’s house, which gives him an opportunity to propose. Chubby Chaney cuts in on the action.

Me & My Pal (1933) Laurel and Hardy, James
Finlayson, Billy Bletcher, Charlie Hall
Ollie is about to get married when Stan gives him a jigsaw puzzle as a present.

Hearts Are Thumps
(1937) Our Gang, with Rosita Lawrence as Miss Jones
It is Valentines Day and the gang forms the He-Man Woman-Haters Club, just as Darla sets her sights on Alfalfa.

Saturday March 20, 2010 - 7:30 PM
Suggested donation $5
Judy Rosenberg (piano)
The Son of a Gun (1918, Golden West) G. M. Anderson made an attempt at a comeback with a series of films for his Golden West Producing Company, The Son of a Gun being his second of three made in Glendale, California. If he’d made features of this quality in Niles he would have been assured of continuing success, and the productive days of the Niles Essanay studio might have been extended.

With shorts:
The Making of Broncho Billy (1913, Essanay) with G. M. Anderson, made in Niles.
Shootin’ Mad (1918, Golden West) G. M. Anderson

Sunday March 21, 2010 - 4:00 PM Matinee
$10 General / $8 Museum members
A film About Sex, Drugs and Transformation
May I Be Frank (2009) Frank is 54 years old, depressed and addicted. He stumbles into raw, organic and vegan restaurant in San Francisco, Cafe Gratitude.

When he is asked “What is one you want to do before you die?” Frank replies, want to fall in love one more time, but no one love me looking the way I do”. May I Be documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. A question and answer session with filmmakers follows the film. There will also be a dining experience at the ESSANAY CAFE at the conclusion of the film presentation. Reservations for the film and dinner are recommended.

March 27, 2010
7:30 PM

Suggested donation $5
Bruce Loeb (piano)
Grandma’s Boy (1922, Hal Roach, 35mm) Harold Lloyd plays a timid young man who learns some lessons in life from his grandmother.
With shorts:
Post No Bills (1923, Roach) Paul Parrott
All Night Long (1924, Sennett) Harry Langdon

For full schedule and ticket information visit the Niles Essanay Film site.

Special thanks to Michael Bonham, News editor

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