Silent comedy aficionados, take note: This Saturday afternoon, February 10, the Silent Clowns Film Series at Lincoln Center celebrates Valentine’s Day with “Love is in the Air … Comically Speaking” at 2.30pm. On the program are Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance in A Jitney Elopement (1915), Fatty Arbuckle and the inimitable Mabel Normand in Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916), Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in Ask Father (1919), and Buster Keaton and Virginia Fox in Neighbors (1920).
The Silent Clowns Film Series, named for the seminal 1975 book The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr, is now into its 21st year of offering regular screenings of classic silent comedies, featuring live piano accompaniment from Ben Model, who also produces the series; and you’ll be watching these on film, not in digital reproductions. Best of all, it’s free; for all these reasons, they deserve your support. More information can be found here.