Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, March 19, 2011

4:00 PM

(USA/1928—directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton)

Perhaps the greatest physical comedian in all of film history, Buster Keaton reached a brilliant pinnacle with one of his last silent films and unquestionably one of his best. The plot involves a tintype photographer (Keaton) who gets into the newsreel business in pursuit of an attractive girl. That fact that complications compound fast and furious goes without saying – watching the hilarious action happen everywhere from Chinatown to Yankee Stadium (a classic and memorable sequence) makes this brilliant marriage of visual invention and sheer slapstick one of the silent cinema’s purest pleasures. (70 min.)

Admission to all films in the DFT 101 series is free to DIA members or with paid Museum admission. A special $5 matinee price applies to all others.