The Freshman

  • Dir: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor

  • USA, 1925, Silent with Score, 76 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict

College as coming of age, and Harold Lloyd as the hapless beginner trying to make his name. Modeling himself off his cinematic hero, young Harold actually becomes the running joke of Tate College, with his frantic interests at fitting in literally coming apart at the seams as he hosts the big dance. Will football save him? Love and redemption – and laughter, of course – take to the Rose Bowl field for one last chance for him to fit in. Lloyd’s most popular silent film became a wellspring of American cinema.

17/8/2017(Thu): Post-screening seminar with Bryan Chang and Geoffrey Wong



1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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