January 11, 2020
In the coming months, the complete program of NSFF 2020 will be announced. For now, only the main feature of Slapstick Saturday has been revealed, see below:
Because of the overwhelming interest for Slapstick Saturday, this program will move in 2020 to another location to house as many people as we can. Just a five minute walk from our regular location, Pand P, you will find the Parktheater Eindhoven (Theaterpad 1), where Slapstick Saturday will be held in the Philipszaal.
The other programs of the festival will be held at the Leenderweg in Pand P as usual.
Main feature: SAFETY LAST (1923)
The main feature of the evening is Harold LLoyd’s SAFETY LAST (1923). Lloyd used to be – along with Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel & Hardy – one of the biggest silent film makers of his day. The scene in which he climbs a tall building to find himself hanging from a big clock, is one of the most famous images in the history of film.
In the film, Lloyd works at a store, when his boss is in need of a clever publicity stunt. Lloyd recommends his friend, who has the nickname ‘the human fly’. It’s decided he will climb the building from the outside, to draw attention.
However, the human fly kind of forgets about a police officer who’s still after him. Lloyd has no choice but to take his friend’s place, and starts climbing. He’ll be relieved when he reaches the second floor, but things don’t go according to plan, because the human fly can’t shake the police officer. That means Lloyd is forced to just keep climbing and climbing…
The film will be musically accompanied live by Daan van den Hurk (piano).
SAFETY LAST will be preceded by two comedy shorts, the titles of which will be revealed soon.
Tickets for Slapstick Saturday can be purchased via the Parktheater.