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 plazamac.org