IMS Duo Brings Life to Silent Films
Students watched Buster Keaton in “The High Sign,” a zany, fast-paced comedy filled with the usual Keaton antics. They also saw old clips of children, dressed in stiff Victorian cottons (dress code in the extreme!), doing exercises in their schoolyard. Seaton and Sosin, who perform regularly around the USA and in Europe, played keyboards, piano, and percussion, and demonstrated different styles of accompanying the films. A question-and-answer period followed, during which Seaton and Sosin demonstrated the “the high sign” — the secret signal for Keaton’s Blinking Buzzard’s club.