Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents: Buster Keaton's The Cameraman
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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra proudly presents Buster Keaton’s hilarious silent comedy, The Cameraman (1928). The movie follows Buster Keaton as he sets out to impress a pretty office worker at MGM Newsreels by trading in his tintype operation for a movie camera to compete with the big boys.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs the world premiere of Timothy Brock’s original musical score, courtesy of the Rigler-Deutsch Foundation.
In addition to Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman, there will also be a showing of Walt Disney’s Alice’s Wild West Show (1924). This short black and white silent film combines live action with animation as Alice puts on a show for the neighborhood kids of her wild west adventures. Everything goes well until the local bully, Tubby O’Brien, shows up.
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The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.