The Film is Silent, the Laughter is Loud!


Continuing its series of `Cinema 80' film showings in cooperation with the Franklin Senior Center, this Silent Saturday showing at the Franklin Historical Museum is the 1920s classic, The Freshman.

Starring and directed by comic genius Harold Lloyd, The Freshman is widely considered one of Lloyd's most hilarious, well-constructed films and was his most successful silent film of the 1920s. Hugely popular at the time of its release, it sparked a craze for college films that lasted well beyond the 1920s.

In 2016, the American Film Institute named The Freshman to its list of 100 funniest films of the past century.

Last week's showing of Harold Lloyd's Safety Last was received enthusiastically by the Cinema 80 audience, with many lingering after the showing to quiz Cinema 80 host, Chris Leverone, about the film's daring stunts and filming techniques.

Although the silent films have no audible dialogue, ample subtitles and a lively musical score carry the action forward.

The film showing is FREE and the film is unrated...

The Franklin Historical Museum is located at 80 West Central Street. A handicapped entrance is located at the rear of the building. The film is about 75 minutes in length.

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