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The Silent Clowns Film Series is NYC's longest-running regularly scheduled showcase for classic silent film comedy, presenting the silent movies of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and others, with live musical accompaniment by renowned silent film composer Ben Model. This family-friendly program also features a Q&A by film historians Ben Model and Steve Massa.



  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Silent Clowns Film Screening

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00 am Bruno Walter Auditorium

Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The entrance to the Bruno Walter Auditorium is located within the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 64th and 65th streets.

To reach the library by subway, take the 1 train to 66th Street—Lincoln Center. The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of the venue.