Doug Protsik on old-time piano, accompanying “3 Gems from the Silent Movie Era”. For more information go to Submitted photo

ArtsFarmington will release the second film, “The Cameraman,” with Buster Keaton, in the ongoing series, “3 Gems from the Silent Movie Era.” The opening night with live “old time piano” by Doug Protsik will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Those who purchased the entire series will receive an email reminder on Thursday, Feb. 11, with the link to view the live event.

A recording of the live show will be available for on demand viewing for one week.

For those who have not purchased the entire movie series, it is possible to register for just “The Cameraman” at The cost is $10.

Doug Protsik is a graduate of UMF and has composed and recorded 12 original silent movie scores for Turner Classic Movie silent film restorations. He has been performing old-time piano for over 40 years and has presented and accompanied silent movies previously in Farmington. He most recently played in Farmington with the State Street Traditional Jazz Band, sponsored by ArtsFarmington. He is the director of the Maine Fiddle Camp.

The final movie of the series, “Safety Last,” with Harold Lloyd, will be available starting Friday, March 19.

ArtsFarmington is an affiliate of the University of Maine at Farmington. For questions consult the ArtsFarmington webstite at or call (207) 778-9437.

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