Nov 12: Silent Film Night at SJYM

A comedy classic with live organ music.

Silent movie - Harold Lloyd in "Speedy"

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Please join us on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. for the screening of the classic silent movie Speedy (1928; 86 minutes), a comedy starring Harold Lloyd.

The acclaimed silent film accompanist William O’Meara will provide improvised accompaniment on the organ. Admission is free. Donations from the evenings will be directed to FaithWorks (the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto to help people in need throughout south-central Ontario and around the world).

In Speedy, Lloyd portrays Harold “Speedy” Swift, an avid New York Yankees fan whose love of baseball hinders his ability to stay employed. Pop, the grandfather of Speedy’s girlfriend, has the franchise for the last horse-drawn trolley in New York City, but unethical railway magnates try to run Pop out of business. Speedy intervenes to try to help Pop and save the family trolley business.

What some of the critics have to say about Speedy:

  • “[w]onderfully fast-paced and stylish . . . filled with brilliant comedy, thrills, and surprises” – Jeffrey Vance (American film historian and author)
  • “enjoyable comedy . . . includes hair-raising chase scene, and appealing cameo by Babe Ruth” – Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide
  • “[a] cheery piece of work . . . with quite a strong whimsical touch” – Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times (April 7, 1928)

Don’t miss this screening of Speedy on the big screen and with great live music!


Silent Film Night

Harold Lloyd in
Speedy

Saturday, November 12
7:30 p.m.

St. John’s York Mills Church
19 Don Ridge Drive

All are welcome!
Free admission – Any and all donations go to Faithworks

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