The Plaza's First Outdoor Screening

Saturday, August 6, 2016 • 6-10 PM

Beautifully restored classic silent movies accompanied by pianist Donald Sosin and performer Joanna Seaton delighted the whole family. Sosin and Seaton are among a select few people in the US who create and perform live music for classic silent films.  They perform  in the US and abroad; in  New York City they have appeared at MOMA, BAM, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image. The screening took place at Isabella Rossellini's Farm in Brookhaven NY.

The Adventurer (1917) – Charlie Chaplin plays an escaped convict who saves a wealthy woman from drowning. As a result, he is invited to a lavish party at her house, but trouble ensues as the woman’s jealous boyfriend does everything he can to put Chaplin back behind bars.

The Adventurer (1917) – Charlie Chaplin plays an escaped convict who saves a wealthy woman from drowning. As a result, he is invited to a lavish party at her house, but trouble ensues as the woman’s jealous boyfriend does everything he can to put Chaplin back behind bars.

Coney Island (1917) – This movie stars Buster Keaton as the viewer follows him along on his wild antics at Coney Island. Keaton sneaks away from his wife in order to go enjoy himself, but winds up getting involved in some hilarious trouble involving the Keystone Cops.

Coney Island (1917) – This movie stars Buster Keaton as the viewer follows him along on his wild antics at Coney Island. Keaton sneaks away from his wife in order to go enjoy himself, but winds up getting involved in some hilarious trouble involving the Keystone Cops.

The Blacksmith (1922) – Here, we follow Buster Keaton as he stars an apprentice to a blacksmith. Buster clowns around, eventually getting his boss sent to jail and ending up working on his own. Buster quickly finds out that being a blacksmith is harder than it seems, and he wreaks havoc on other people’s property with hilarious results.

The Blacksmith (1922) – Here, we follow Buster Keaton as he stars an apprentice to a blacksmith. Buster clowns around, eventually getting his boss sent to jail and ending up working on his own. Buster quickly finds out that being a blacksmith is harder than it seems, and he wreaks havoc on other people’s property with hilarious results.