33 William Street New Bedford
(Location to be determined due to the national park government shutdown)
Join us for a fun evening as we screen two films – Disney’s 1928 classic Steamboat Willie and Steamboat Bill, Jr. with Buster Keaton!
Steamboat Willie was released in 1928 and is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse. It was also the first Disney movie with synchronized sound.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. was also released in 1928 as a silent film. It features the most famous of Buster Keaton’s film stunts! With the soundtrack provided by local musician, Jeff Angeley, this screening will leave you laughing!
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 the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Admission is free and all films are shown at the National Park Theater.