Yuma, Arizona - Enjoy the early days of film at the Heritage Library! On Saturday, October 3rd, 10th, 24th, and 31st, the library will host “Silent Saturdays,” a tribute to silent films. Join us to appreciate the movies from an era when stunt doubles weren’t an option and special effects weren’t done with computers! There is no charge to attend.
Saturday, October 3rd @ 2:00 p.m.
Almost Silent Saturday: The Broadway Melody (1929)
Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. This was the first “talkie” shown in Yuma, and the first to win Best Picture!
Saturday, October 10th @ 2:00 p.m.
A Collection of Short Films
A selection of Charlie Chaplin shorts, with a few more thrown in just for fun!
Saturday, October 24th @ 2:00 p.m.
Not Really Silent Saturday at All: It Happened One Night (1934)
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. Not a silent film, but it won five major Oscars and launched Clark Gable’s career!
Saturday, October 31st @ 3:00 p.m.
Spooky Saturday: Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932)
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. Why was Universal's horror-romance Freaks suppressed for thirty years? Come see for yourself whether this once controversial depiction of side-show life exploits the subjects, or not. (Children under 12 will only be admitted with a parent or guardian.)
The Heritage Library is located at 350 S Third Avenue. For more information, call (928) 783-5415.