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Vintage Movie Night | Biffle and Shooster

January 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Vintage Movie Night is a monthly series that features film historian Eric Grayson as he presents a series of unique and rare vintage film titles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vintage Movie Night will be virtual until further notice. Pre-registration is required for access to the movie and post-discussion links.

From the 1920s through the 1940s, studios used to produce short films to precede the feature. The best remembered of these today are The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy, but dozens of stars made them, including WC Fields, Charley Chase, and Harry Langdon. In 2015, film preservationist/historian/writer Mike Schlesinger teamed with his friends Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria to make a series of shorts that celebrated this tradition. Schlesinger gave the characters Biffle and Shooster a back story and a career arc, and made several short films in the classic tradition. One of them ran at Garfield Park in 2016, and we received several requests for more. Well, we’ve got three more, and a surprise, plus a Zoom meeting with writer/director Mike Schlesinger!

Frequently Asked Questions:
o How do I access the movie?
You must pre-register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/…/Activity_Search/20341. Once you register, the link will be on your receipt. Registration opens 1 week before the event.

o What information do I have to provide to register?
You will have to provide your name, email, address, phone number, and age. This information is kept confidential and we will not add you to our email list unless you ask us to. You will have to pay with a credit card or Indy Parks gift card. It is important that you register with an up-to-date email address, as this is how we will reach out to you with any updates.

o How do I find my receipt?
You can view your receipt in your confirmation email or on your online account by looking at “Prior Transactions”.

o When will I be able to watch the movie?
The movie will go live Jan 23, at 7:00 pm.

o How do I access the post-movie discussion?
The link to the discussion will also be on your receipt. It’s a Zoom call with the film historian Eric Grayson. It will start shortly after the movie ends.

o How does Zoom work?
The post-movie discussion uses Zoom, a video chat platform. When you click the link, it will ask you to download Zoom or view it in your browser. It is free, and does not require you to share personal information. You can use a webcam to interact in the chat, or you can just watch.

o What if I didn’t get the links or the links don’t work?
If you have any trouble during the event, email GPAC@indy.gov and we will respond immediately. GPAC staff will be monitoring the event, and will be present to answer questions.

Questions? Contact us: GPAC@Indy.Gov or 317-327-7135


January 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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