Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra tonight, May 20 at 6:30 pm for their 23rd Annual Silent Film Gala. The evening will feature Harold Lloyd's films, The Kid Brother (1927) and High and Dizzy (1920,) accompanied by the LA Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis. Music for The Kid Brother was commissioned by Thames Television for Channel 4. Newly composed music by Carl Davis for High and Dizzy will have its U.S. premiere on May 20.
Academy Award-winning actor, Dustin Hoffman serves as honorary chairman and Hanna M. Kennedy and Roger L. Mayer are co-chairmen. Following the films, the Chamber Orchestra will host a supper party under the stars on the Ahmanson Terrace outside Royce Hall for VIP patrons.
The gala will be held at UCLA's Royce Hall (on the UCLA campus). For tickets, call (213) 622-7001 ext. 1. The gala costs $350 (includes post-film supper). Priority seating: $80. General seating: $35.
The Kid Brother (1927) The most important family in Hickoryville is (naturally enough) the Hickorys, with sheriff Jim and his tough manly sons Leo and Olin. The timid youngest son, Harold, doesn't have the muscles to match up to them, so he has to use his wits to win the respect of his strong father and also the love of beautiful Mary.
High and Dizzy (1920) is a short film, which revolves around a young woman who sleepwalks and the doctor who is attempting to treat her. The climactic scene involves the young woman sleepwalking precariously on the outside ledge of a tall building. A subplot has Lloyd and his friend getting inebriated on homemade liquor and then trying to avoid a prohibition-era policeman who pursues them for being drunk.