Sep 23 – Edison Comedies, Part 1 [silent film accompaniment]

When: Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 1:00PM
What: Edison Comedies, Part 1

Kinder and gentler than their Sennett Biograph counterparts, Edison comedies tended toward folksy, rural character pieces, often filmed in the suburban wilds surrounding their studio at Decatur Avenue and Oliver Place in the Bronx. Getting to the Ball Game includes glimpses of a 1914 game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Giants; the charming All on Account of a Transfer is a still relevant account of a German tourist’s difficulties with the New York City transit system. Piano accompaniment by Ben Model (September 10), Makia Matsumura (September 23).

Program approx. 60 min.

All on Account of a Transfer. 1913. USA. Directed by C. Jay Williams.

Getting to the Ball Game. 1914. USA. Directed by Charles H. France.

Over the Back Fence. 1913. USA. Directed by C. Jay Williams.

A Thrilling Rescue by “Uncle Mun”. 1912. USA. Directed by C. Jay Williams.

A Letter to Uncle Sam. 1913. USA. Directed by C. Jay Williams.

This program accompanies Biograph/Edison: Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Collection.

Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M

Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children under 16 & Museum members)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required.
Film admission is partial Museum admission. The price of a film ticket can be applied toward the price of Museum admission or MoMA membership within 30 days of your purchase. For more info, visit