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Film Night: Buster Keaton's One Week and Sherlock Jr.

Presented by Compass at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA

Aug 15 2019
Film Night: Buster Keaton's One Week and Sherlock Jr.

Steven Forry, Ph.D., introduces two films by Buster Keaton, arguably the greatest actor and director of the 1920s.

One Week, the 1920 two-reel silent comedy film, was the first film to be released made by Keaton on his own. The story involves two newlyweds who receive a build-it-yourself house that can be built, supposedly, in one week. Their construction project becomes both impossible and absurd when a rejected suitor re-numbers the packing crates.

In Sherlock Jr., Keaton plays a film projectionist who longs to be a detective and puts his skills to work when he is framed as a thief by a rival. The 1924

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307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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