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Silent Film with Live Music by Ben Model

One of the nation’s leading silent film accompanists, Ben Model will play the Heefner Memorial Organ for the uproarious and family-friendly Harold Lloyd comedy Safety Last! (1923).

Model is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre. A regular accompanist at classic film festivals, he is the producer and co-founder of The Silent Clowns Film Series and has composed orchestral scores for several silent comedy shorts performed annually by ensembles around the U.S. and Canada.