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Watch 'Steamboat Bill Jr.' With Piano Accompaniment At Darien Library

Come to the Louise Parker Berry Community Room at the Darien Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., for a film screening of the 1928 silent movie "Silent Bill, Jr."
Come to the Louise Parker Berry Community Room at the Darien Library on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., for a film screening of the 1928 silent movie "Silent Bill, Jr." Photo Credit: wikimedia

DARIEN, Conn. -- Watch as a silent film comes alive during this screening alongside live piano accompaniment.

Come to the Louise Parker Berry Community Room at 7 p.m. Tuesday the Darien Library for the 1928 silent movie "Steamboat Bill Jr."

Like so many other Buster Keaton films, it's the story of a young man coming of age who goes through a series of adventures and trials on the way to becoming a man.

In the film, Keaton's character hasn't seen his father for many years until he returns home from college. His father, who is the captain of an old-fashioned ramshackle steamboat, expects his son to be a brawny chip-off-the-ol'-block. When the son arrives with his pencil-thin mustache and ukulele, the captain nearly loses all hope.

John Mucci will accompany the film on piano. Born and raised in Fairfield County, he lived in Darien until his college years.

The Darien Library is at 1441 Post Road.

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