"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.