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Isabella Rossellini to show silent films on her Brookhaven farm

Charlie Chaplin stars in one of the films

Charlie Chaplin stars in one of the films being shown at Isabella Rossellini's farm in Brookhaven.

The sheep aren’t the only ones who will be wild and woolly at Isabella Rossellini’s farm next weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, Patchogue-based Plaza Cinema Media and Arts Center will present outdoor screenings of three silent comedy shorts at the Brookhaven farm of the actress. Before the films, Rossellini will give visitors a tour of the farm and talk about raising chickens, beekeeping and sheepherding.

“She approached the Plaza and thought the program would be a natural collaboration between the two of us,” says Catherine Oberg, the cinema’s executive director.

The triple bill consists of “The Adventurer” (1917), starring Charlie Chaplin as an ex-con who saves a woman from drowning, and a Buster Keaton duo: “Coney Island” (1917), co-starring the Keystone Kops, and “The Blacksmith” (1922). Musical accompaniment will be provided by pianist Donald Sosin and singer Joanna Seton.

If the event is a hit, Plaza hopes to have additional outdoor screenings, Oberg says. “We have great hopes that people will love the idea and appreciate that it’s a family-friendly event,” she says.

Tickets for the event, which begins at 6 p.m., are $25-$50. Parking is at 287 S. Country Rd. For more information, go to


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