Join us for an evening of silent, short films accompanied by live music by Jeff Angeley! Films include Shanghied, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin, and The Boat, directed and starring Buster Keaton. This screening will take place at New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center located at 38 Bethel Street in downtown New Bedford. Free and open to the public!
Shanghied (1915)- Intent on scuttling his ship, a financially-pressed shipowner conspires with the vessel’s captain to collect the insurance money, unbeknownst to him that his daughter and her beau, Charlie, are aboard. Will they get away with it so easily?
The Boat (1921)- Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another!
Jeff Angeley is a multi-instrumentalist, music instructor, and event organizer based in New Bedford. He has 20 years of teaching experience and an even longer track record of putting together high quality acoustic music performances. Angeley has a particular passion for traditional music and its ability to bring communities together. His fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, & upright bass performances, as well as his singing and dance calling continue to bring greater exposure to traditional American performing art forms. In the last few years he founded “Old Time Fiddle Session & Community Gathering,” a group which hosts large quarterly events, traditional music and dance workshops, and free monthly community jams and gatherings. Using his abilities as an instructor, combined with his passion for social music and deep experience as a performer, he has built and continues to foster a thriving community of traditional musicians in the Greater New Bedford area.
Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.