Harold Lloyd Project: His Life, Films, and Legacy
The Hartt School Celebrates This Iconic Silent Film Titan with Special Guest Suzanne LloydThe Academic Studies Division of The Hartt School, University of Hartford hosts the Harold Lloyd Project: His Life, Films, and Legacy. The two-day special event includes the Harold Lloyd Forum on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. and The Harold Lloyd Screening on Saturday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. Both events take place in Lincoln Theater, and are open to the public.
Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) was one of the comedy titans of the American silent cinema along with Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Lloyd starred in the silent film masterpieces Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), and The Kid Brother (1927) and the fascinating sound films Movie Crazy (1932),
The Milky Way (1936), and The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947).
Suzanne Lloyd, Harold Lloyd's granddaughter and Trustee of The Harold Lloyd Trust who has preserved and promoted his remarkable legacy, will be present during the two-day special event.
At the Forum, Lloyd, with Bruce Goldstein, founder and co-president of Rialto Pictures, will discuss the life, films and legacy of Harold Lloyd. The forum panel will consist of University of Hartford professors representing various schools of the University who will contribute to the discussion. Patrick Miller, director of the Harold Lloyd Project, will moderate the forum.
The Harold Lloyd Screening features the 1919 short The Marathon and the 1923 feature Safety Last! Suzanne Lloyd will introduce each film. Both films will be presented with live piano accompaniment performed by Patrick Miller of The Hartt School.