Silent Movie with Organist Clark Wilson
Organist Clark Wilson returns to Hoover Auditorium Monday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. to accompany the screening of the silent movie “Safety Last.” This Silent Movie Night is supported by Peter & Debbie Stephens.
“Safety Last” is a 1923 silent romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd who plays a small-town boy trying to make it in the big city. Working as a lowly department store clerk, he comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store. (1h 17m)
Wilson, one of the most recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America, works exclusively with the organ to develop historically accurate musical accompaniments as they were performed in major pictures during the heyday of silent film.
He began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at universities, performing arts centers, theaters, film festivals and conventions.
Wilson’s work has led to performances for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society.