Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues with “The Freshman,” from 1925. Convinced he’s hip and charismatic, college freshman Harold Lloyd will do anything to be popular at Tate College. He thinks he’s the bee’s knees, and he tries too hard. So everyone laughs at him. We do, too. Silent, with live piano music. This movie is shown at noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Presented by the Library, the movie is free. For information, call 530-878-7938 or visit

How to charm everyone at Tate College? Clearly Lloyd has to replace the current Big Man on Campus, the football captain. Can he really? Of course he can—or so he believes. But as we anticipate, the more he struggles, the more problems he has, even though he’s convinced he’s doing everything right.

This movie illustrates one of Lloyd’s theories of what makes a movie funny: “The more trouble you get a man into, the more comedy you get out of him.”

The next Silver Screen presentation, “A Slight Case of Murder,” is on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

Beecher Room of the Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. in Auburn. Photo courtesy of Harold Lloyd Entertainment.

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