Buster Keaton's Sherlock Junior
Buster Keaton's One Week

KINONIK IN ASSOCIATION WITH ST. LAWRENCE ARTS

~ PRESENTS: KINOSILENTS ~

BUSTER KEATON’S
SHERLOCK, JR.
& ONE WEEK
JUNE 17, 2019, 7 PM

In naming Sherlock Jr. (1924) as as one of the All-Time 100 Movies, Time Magazine writes: “It is more significantly, a great example of American minimalism—simple objects and movement manipulated in casually complex ways to generate a steadily rising gale of laughter. The whole thing is only 45 minutes long, not a second of which is wasted. In an age when most comedies are all windup and no punch, this is the most treasurable of virtues.”

Buster Keaton wrote, directed, and starred in this story of a movie theater projectionist and janitor in love with a beautiful girl. Memorably, Keaton’s character walks onto the screen and into a film; Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo is an homage to Keaton.

One Week (1920), also written, directed, and starring Keaton, was the first film he made on his own. It is an excellent introduction to Keaton’s film persona.

St. Lawrence Arts Center 76 Congress St, Portland

June 17 at 7 PM. $10.