Screening & Live Event
Haldane of the Secret Service
With live music by Donald SosinDir. Harry Houdini. 1923, 88 mins.
New 35mm preservation print provided by George Eastman House, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. With Houdini, Gladys Leslie Internationally famed escape artist Harry Houdini directed, produced, and starred in this silent feature. After his detective father is murdered, Haldane dedicates himself to tracking down the villains. Trapped in ropes, chains and strongboxes, our hero wriggles out of his predicaments with the skill of—Houdini.
The Talking Tea Kettle
Dir. Terese Svoboda. 2011, 7 mins. Video artist Terese Svoboda explores Harry Houdini’s and magician David P. Abbott’s battles against fraudulent mediums in the early years of the twentieth century.
Free with Museum admission.