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  • Buster Keaton

So Funny It Hurts: Keaton & MGM & The Cameraman [Double Feature]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Location:
Armer Theater (MZ100)
Cost:
Free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Poster for THE CAMERAMAN

Buster Keaton Retrospective

So Funny It Hurts: Keaton & MGM 

(dir. Christopher Bird and Kevin Brownlow, 2004), 39 mins

A documentary which explores movie comedian Buster Keaton's five years under contract at MGM, where personal problems and studio tyranny nearly destroyed him.

The Cameraman

(dir. Buster Keaton and  Edward Sedgwick, 1928), 67 mins

In this silent classic, photographer Buster (Buster Keaton) meets Sally (Marceline Day), who works as a secretary for the newsreel department at MGM, and falls hard. Trying to win her attention, Buster abandons photography in order to become a news cameraman. In spite of his early failures with a motion camera, Sally takes to him as well. However, veteran cameraman Stagg (Harold Goodwin) also fancies Sally, meaning Buster will need to learn how to film quickly before he loses his job.