Buster Keaton's The Cameraman (1928) and Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

Showtimes: Sunday, August 16
4:00pm
$12 public | $10 members

The Cameraman (1928)

Fast-paced and funny, this silent Buster Keaton comedy has" the Great Stone Face" playing an aspiring newsreel cameraman who falls in love with an office girl and tries to impress her by getting the scoop on a Chinese tong war. Instead, he finds himself in the midst of a terrible gunfight. Still, he captures it on film and is about to triumphantly return with it when the mischievous monkey of a local organ grinder steals it away.

Rating: NR
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Starring: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin
Release Date: September 22, 1928
Runtime: 67 mins

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

This film is one of Buster Keaton's funniest and most technically innovative features. A kindly movie projectionist (Buster Keaton) longs to be a detective. When his fiancée (Kathryn McGuire) is robbed by a local thief (Ward Crane), the poor projectionist is framed for the crime. Using his amateur detective skills, the projectionist follows the thief to the train station -- only to find himself locked in a train car. Disheartened, he returns to his movie theater, where he falls asleep and dreams that he is the great Sherlock Holmes.

Rating: NR
Director: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton
Release Date: April 21, 1924
Runtime: 45 mins