Silent Movie with Walt Strony on October 1 at 4pm! Fundraiser for Maui
It’s time for a Silent Movie with Walt Strony Presents! On October 1st at 4:00 pm, at Peace Lutheran Church, there will be a showing of the 1928 comedy, Speedy, starring the famous Harold Lloyd in his last silent film. What makes these silent movie events special is the live performance of PLC organist, Walt Strony, on the theater organ in the style of the original silent film accompaniment. And what makes this event extra special is that it will be a fundraiser for the victims in Maui!
Attendance will be by donation of any amount to go to Lutheran Disaster Response – U.S. Wildfires for devastated Maui.
Speedy tells the story of the chronically unemployed Yankees fan Harold “Speedy” Swift (Harold Lloyd.) He dates Jane Dillon (Ann Christy), a girl whose beloved grandfather, Pop (Bert Woodruff), runs a failing horse-drawn trolley business in a rapidly changing city where the railway is becoming king. When a crooked railroad official steals Pop’s last car, hoping to force him into a shutdown, Speedy must race against the clock to find the culprits, return the car in time, and keep the service running on schedule. Baseball star Babe Ruth makes a cameo appearance, as well as Lou Gehrig.
Walt Strony is an inductee into the American Theater Organ Society Hall of Fame and is the only living two-time winner of the ATOS Organist of the Year Award. Beginning his public career at 18, Strony has performed worldwide in venues ranging from early days in pizza parlors to famous international music halls.