The Great Buster

(USA/2018—directed by Peter Bogdanovich) 

A joyous overview of the work of one of the greatest and most influential artists in cinema history, The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era forged his legacy as a cinematic visionary and comic genius.

Packed with restored archival footage and interviews with such Keaton fans as Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Werner Herzog, Richard Lewis, Carl Reiner, Leonard Maltin and more, The Great Buster is a superbly crafted labor of love from director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), a film historian whose landmark writings and pioneering documentaries on John Ford and Orson Welles have become the gold standard for films about filmmakers. Winner, Best Documentary on Cinema, 2018 Venice Film Festival. (102 min.)  

“Vastly entertaining!” –Todd McCarthy, Variety

 

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