DFF22: Safety Last! (U) at Derby Cathedral

17.11.2022

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

Continuing on with tradition Derby Film Festival is back at the Cathedral for Silent Comedy Safety Last! 

Harold Lloyd will forever be associated with Safety Last! because of a single image. Even people who have never seen a Lloyd film are familiar with the iconography of a man hanging off the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper. Lloyd was a comic genius and Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to his work. In it he plays a boy who sets out from his hometown to make it in the big city. He gets a position as a department-store sales assistant, although tells his sweetheart that he is one of the store executives and that it will only be a matter of time before he will send for her. His chance to succeed arrives when he overhears the general manager suggesting he would give $1000 to anyone who could attract people to the store, leading to a wild publicity stunt and the iconic scene!

Featuring a brand-new score performed by Derby Cathedral’s Director Of Music Alexander Binns.

Doors open: 7pm
Film starts:  7.30pm

QUAD’s amazing TechsQUAD will be lighting up the Cathedral with a specially commissioned projection mapping show, so get down early to enjoy the show!

Tickets: £15, £13 Concessions and QUAD members, £11 QUAD Member Concessions

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