Buster Keaton's SHERLOCK JR. (1924)
Directed by Buster Keaton (USA, 1924)
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Ward Crane
One of the great movies of all time about the movies - impeccably scripted, beautifully filmed, funny, moving - by one of the great geniuses of cinema, Buster Keaton. Keaton plays a cinema projectionist who dreams of being a famous detective. When he's framed for petty theft by a rival for his sweetheart's affection, Buster nods off on the job and his dream comes true - he projects himself onto the screen as Sherlock Jr., the world's greatest detective who's on the trail of the stolen watch. A brilliant meditation on the nature of the cinema, Sherlock Jr. contains some of the most astonishing effects ever put on film.
35mm Print from David Shepard, courtesy of Douris UK, Ltd. Approximately 45 minutes.
Preceded by short THE GOAT, directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair, USA, 1921. 35mm Print from David Shepard, courtesy of Douris UK, Ltd. Approximately 25 minutes.
Dennis James will accompany these Keaton classics on the Mighty Wurlitzer, aided by foley artist Todd Manley with special sound effects.
With special guests Melissa Cox, granddaughter of Buster Keaton, and Frank Buxton.
Co-presented by EXPLORATORIUM.
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|