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Steamboat Bill, Jr. & The Miller and the Sweep
November 25 @ 21:00€3
Two silent movies shown in Arrecife.
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
A wealthy entrepreneur sets up a new shipping company with a luxurious new riverboat. His only rival, an old paddleboat run by a hardened old captain which has seen better days, is soon abandoned by the locals who prefer the new steamboat. Days later the captain’s son, who he hasn’t seen since he was a young boy, arrives to help out but he turns out to be an artsy daydreamer. Little by little they try to negotiate their very difficult father-son relationship. The young man is a bohemian, while the father expects him to take over the family business. But, as usual, love ends up upsetting the best-laid plans of both the grizzled
old captain and the wealthy entrepreneur.
The Miller and the Sweep
After milling his sack of flour, a man comes out of a big windmill whose large sails are turning constantly at great speed; as he walks away he bumps into a chimney sweep carrying a sack of soot who is heading towards the mill. The two start fighting with their respective sacks until the miller is covered with soot and the chimney sweep is covered with flour. One of the first films in the history of cinema, it is a seamless fusion of comedy and a fascination
with the visual image.
Tickets online here.