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