The Music Box invites you to join us for Part 1 of a complete retrospective celebrating the utter brilliance of surely one of the world's greatest comedians, filmmakers and artists, Buster Keaton.
Raised in the world of Vaudeville and gifted his name by none other than Harry Houdini, the inimitable Buster Keaton took the world by storm, quickly emerging as one of the greatest actors and filmmakers of his time. According to Roger Ebert, his unmatched period of non-stop output from 1920-1929 made him the best filmmaker in history. Though often oversimplified and branded as "The Great Stone Face" or "Frigo" in France, J.P. Lebel rights the wrongs of writers past saying "This stupid name, capable at best of calling to mind a brand of refrigerator, reduces Keaton's face to a slab of refrigerated meat, and is utterly incapable of suggesting the ardent impenetrability, the frozen fire, the mute and diamond fervour of this face so calm and supreme with, behind the burnt sockets, its two bright flaming eyes."
Series Pass - $35 GA / $30 Music Box Members
Single Features - $11 GA / $7 Music Box Members
Three screenings featuring live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis Scott
Friday, 5/31 - THE GENERAL at 7pm
Sunday, 6/2 - THE NAVIGATOR at 2:30pm