Arts, Dining & Entertainment

FOLA features silent movie special on Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.—LUDLOW—Due to the popularity of the Buster Keaton silent movie shorts and the availability of Ludlow summer resident and pianist, Glenn Brown, FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will offer a special treat Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium: a special silent movie comedy festival.
The event will feature a series of Buster Keaton silent movie shorts with Glenn Brown at the upright grand piano providing the background music to support the comic actions on the screen.
“It will be an unforgettable evening of comedy with Buster Keaton bringing his rip-roaring antics to Ludlow for Silent Movie Night with local performer Glenn Brown, the piano man, tickling the ivories!” noted FOLA chairman, Ralph Pace.
The Keaton comedy shorts are about 20 minutes in length and feature the comedic (and often acrobatic) talents of the foremost comedian in the silent movie era.
Buster Keaton was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname “The Great Stone Face.”
The silent movie night is open to everyone and is free; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water will be provided. For information, call 802-228-7239 or visit

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