Special Program of Shorts
Every year we comb the film archives to find the best assortment of one and two reel shorts to fill out our film program. We lead into nearly every film block with a short.
But this time we wanted to do a little more with these little gems so we gathered some of the films into two, for want of a better word, "festivals."
THE HAL ROACH FESTIVAL Saturday Sep 2 at 4:55 PM
Hal Roach was one of largest producers of two-reel comedy shorts and he helped made stars out of most of the performers that worked for him. We've chosen a good mix with two rarely seen films plus a new restoration of a more well-known short. We have RAT'S KNUCKLES an oddly titled comedy starring Charlie Chase, UCLA's new restoration of THE CHIMP with Laurel and Hardy and a silent OUR GANG comedy.
THE UNIVERSAL/MENTONE FESTIVAL Friday Sep 1 at 1:55 PM
This presentation is a nice mix of films mostly shot in New York and all made in the 1930s. They are
I KNOW EVERYBODY AND EVERYBODY'S RACKET (1933) starring Walter Winchell, Paul Whiteman, Ruth Etting, Jack Fulton and The Rhythm Boys;
SCHOOL FOR SWING (1937) starring Sylvia Froos and Russ Brown;
ED SULLIVAN'S HEADLINERS (1934) starring Ed Sullivan, Sid Gary and Irene Taylor;
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS (1936) starring Henny Youngman, Gogo De Lys and Lew Hearn.
Other Universal shorts will be shown throughout the weekend.