No HippFest would be complete without our celebrated Laurel and Hardy triple bill – a gloriousafternoon in the company of the world’s best-loved comedy team.
We begin with Flying Elephants’in which the bachelor Boys are transplanted to pre-historic times and their bowler hats are substituted for Hollywood-issue caveman outfits. Next up is their final silent Unaccustomed as We Are (re-made as their first talkie). Ollie brings Stan home for dinner, much to the disgust of Mrs. Hardy who storms out leaving the coast clear for the pair to try their charms on beautiful neighbour Mrs. Kennedy (Thelma Todd). Finally, we are delighted to present one of Laurel and Hardy’s best-loved shorts: Big Business which sees the duo gain-lessly occupied as door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen falling foul of short-tempered James Finlayson (Larbert-born local celebrity) with predictably but oh-so-satisfyingly destructive results.
Dir. Frank Butler | Lewis Foster | James Horne | US | 1927 | 1929 | 1928 | BBFC cert U | 20m x 3
Screening material courtesy of Lobster Films
Performing live: Jane Gardner (piano) and Hazel Morrison (percussion)
Note: if the event is shown as ‘sold out’ please contact the HippFest Box Office directly on 01324 506850 to enquire about ‘heritage seating’ availability or to be added to a waiting list.
If you like this try: New Found Sound earlier in the day, our Jeely Jar screening on Saturday morning, Make a Scene in the Library (family friendly fun workshop)