Girl Shy - at the Barbican






"Wit, slapstick and a spectacular chase finale adorn Harold Lloyd's tale of a small-town young man who is too scared to talk to women. But, when he falls in love on a train, he stops at nothing to keep his beloved (the wonderful Jobyna Ralston) from the cad she is due to marry.

"Rarely screened, Girl Shy is a tender and hilarious gem that reinforces Lloyd's status as one the finest silent comedians." – from the Barbican website

"...perhaps the greatest action sequence in silent comedy history... From fire engine to automobile to motorcycle to streetcar to horseback, Harold's energy never flags... Insanely fast, furious and funny, it is twenty minutes unlike anything else you may find in silent comedy and is Lloyd's crowning achievement." – from The Age of Comedy

Please purchase your ticket from the Barbican website or in person at the box office.

The film is screening in cinema no. 1 at the Barbican. Note that this is the grand old cinema, in the main Barbican building - not one of the smaller new cinemas on Beech Street. The Barbican provides a map showing the location of cinema no. 1.

I would be grateful if all members can contribute £1 on arrival on the evening (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks very much in advance.

My plan is to stay on for a drink or a coffee after the screening at the Foodhall or one of the foyer cafes – anyone who would like is welcome to join me.

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  • Jane

    Terrifically enjoyable film, delightfully silly and madcap. A really good chat afterwards over coffee, with quite a few new members.

    January 14, 2013

  • Christopher S.


    January 14, 2013

  • stephen

    Excellent event, Harold Lloyd films are very endearing and the live piano player was phenomenal in that he played for 80 minutes non stop (and in the dark)

    January 13, 2013

  • Gabriela

    Lovely, funny film!

    January 13, 2013

  • Judith B.


    January 13, 2013

  • Anti

    Hi, is it still possible to join you? I have already got my ticket. Is there a contact number or meeting point?

    January 13, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Anti - yes absolutely. I'll be near the box office from about 3.45 and I'll stay there till about 4 pm. I'll be wearing a red scarf and huge diamante earrings (to make me easy to spot).

      January 13, 2013

    • Anti

      Thanks! See you there!

      January 13, 2013

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