Please join us at the Norwood Theatre on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. for The Great Buster: A Celebration. In his documentary, Peter Bogdanovich examines the legendary life and career of actor, filmmaker and comic genius Buster Keaton.
Keaton’s singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. His beginnings on the vaudeville circuit are chronicled in THE GREAT BUSTER, as is the development of his trademark physical comedy and deadpan expression that earned him the lifelong moniker of “The Great Stone Face”, all of which led to his career-high years as the director, writer, producer and star of his own short films and features.
The movie is filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films and interspersed throughout are interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers, performers and friends. These include Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville, who discuss Keaton’s influence on modern comedy and, indeed, cinema itself.
Director Bogdanovich is a filmmaker and cinema historian whose landmark writings and films on such renowned directors as John Ford and Orson Welles have become the standard by which all other studies are measured.