Stoneface: The Rise and Fall of Buster Keaton

Friday 10 December 2021, 18.30 to 20.30, Willesden Green Library 95 High Rd London NW10 2SF

Joseph "Buster" Keaton was the great innovator of silent movie comedy. In the 1920s his elaborate movies, crafted with the mind of an engineer, work like hilarious machines, full of stunts and visual tricks, whilst at the centre stood his famously impassive comic character, dubbed the Great Stone Face. In this talk our regular film historian Will Bird delves into Keaton's amazing career and uncovers why it fell apart so dramatically in the early 1930s. To see Keaton at the height of his powers we'll also be showing his extraordinary film Sherlock Junior from 1924.

 

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