Harold Lloyd hangs from the hands of a clock in the classic silent film “Safety Last!” The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians will accompany the screening of the film at The Grand on May 30. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GRAND

Youth orchestra plays live ‘soundtrack’ for silent film



ELLSWORTH — TEMPO, The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians, will present an encore of their performance of an original score by Rebecca Edmondson as accompaniment to Harold Lloyd’s classic comedic silent film “Safety Last!” The screening will take place at The Grand on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

The orchestra, with 30 middle school and high school musicians from central and Down East Maine, is conducted by Rebecca Edmondson and Ethan Edmondson.

The film stars Harold Lloyd as a small-town bumpkin who is trying to make it in the big city and who finds employment as a lowly department store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, “Safety Last!” is an incredible movie experience, featuring the iconic sequence in which Lloyd hangs off of a clock face on the side of a skyscraper.

General admission tickets, $15, or $10 for children 12 and under, are available at The Grand box office (667-9500) or online at www.grandonline.org.

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