Williamsburg, MI 49690
Buy Tickets Online Our final film in our 2015 Silent Film Series is a perfect way for families to spend some quality post holiday time together. Organist Stephen Warner has chosen Our Hospitality starring Buster Keaton. This comedy classic is listed in Steven Schneider’s “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”.
After her husband John McKay is killed in an ongoing feud with the Canfield family, a woman takes her baby boy
Willie (played by Buster Keaton Jr.) to her sister’s house in New York hoping he will never know of the feud with the Canfields. Twenty years later Willie (Buster Keaton) is a grown man and he receives a letter saying he has inherited his father’s estate and must travel to his family home to take possession. On the train there he meets a beautiful young woman and falls in love only to learn that she’s a Canfield. He accepts her invitation to dinner and quickly realizes that the Canfield men won’t kill him while he’s in their home. His plan to stay there as a permanent guest is short-lived and the Canfields are soon after him.
We love it when our hometown ‘boy’ comes back to share his immense talent with us! Stephen Warner is the organist at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit and a staff organist at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. He grew up in Traverse City, Michigan, where he studied piano from age seven and participated in almost every facet of the Traverse City Public Schools music program. Mr. Warner has dual bachelor’s degree in organ performance and in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. There, he had the opportunity to play the organ with many of the bands, orchestras and choirs, including the U of M Men’s Glee Club, which he was a member for 6 years. He studied organ primarily with Dr. James Kibbie and piano with Dr. Louis Nagel.