Monday, February 21, 2011
Big Day at the Lightbox
Happy, uh, Family Day. (Don't laugh--It's nipping at the heels of Christmas.)
To celebrate this still-fresh statutory holiday, Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox is screening three films starring the Toronto-born Mary Pickford, and admission is absolutely free. The program starts at Noon, with Suds (1920); followed by Through the Back Door (1921) at 2:30; and My Best Girl (1927) at 4:30.
I wrote about My Best Girl (my favourite romantic-comedy, silent or sound) right here.
Also free is iNSiDEaMiND's new musical take on Sherlock, Jr. (1924), one of Buster Keaton's best films. This screening also begins at 4:30.
My post on Sherlock, Jr. is not hard to find.