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Buster Keaton Marathon with Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment

Join us for an afternoon in tribute to film pioneer Buster Keaton. The Colonial will screen three of Keaton’s short films with live music on the Theatre Organ Society of the Deleware Valley’s Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.

ABOUT THE ORGANIST

Brett Miller was a finalist in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Organist Competition and has been performing for the past ten years over the country specializing in the art of Silent film accompaniment. He has been featured with the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic at the Trenton War Memorial as well as opened for the sold-out appearance of George R.R. Martin, author of the “Game of Thrones”. He was featured on PBS “State of the Arts” as well as in the Philadelphia Inquirer “We The People” for his organ accompaniment and preservation of silent films. Along with his brother he founded “musicalpromise.org” , a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Brett has received the White House Student Film Festival honorable mention for a film featuring this community service work. Prior to his present studying as an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music, Brett was involved in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as well as many school-related musical organizations and was awarded for these efforts. He is an active advocate for the education of the presentation of silent films and performing the scores to them “live to picture”. 


TICKETS

Adults: $12, Children: $7


ABOUT THE FILMS

One Week 

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit’s component numbering.

The Playhouse

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Sherlock Jr

A film projectionist longs to be a detective and puts his meager skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocketwatch.


Date & Time

August 7, 2022

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Location

The Colonial Theatre - 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA, 19460 227 Bridge Street Phoenixville 19460 PA US

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