No plans for holiday Monday, September 5? If you’re in New York and feeling like you’re not ready for the beach quite yet, there’s plenty of other activities to choose from this coming week at the Quiksilver Pro event. If you’re feeling arty and hermit-like, go run to the downtown art house theater, Film Forum, and watch 7 of Buster Keaton’s greatest materpieces with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner.
Buster Keaton is considered one of the greatest comic actors of all time. His influence on physical comedy is rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin. Like many of the great actors of the silent era, Keaton’s work was cast into near obscurity for many years. Only toward the end of his life was there a renewed interest in his films. An acrobatically skillful and psychologically insightful actor, Keaton made dozens of short films and fourteen major silent features, attesting to one of the most talented and innovative artists of his time.
All seven films (six features and one short) will be accompanied by Film Forum’s popular silent film pianist Steve Sterner, who will not only add his own composing and performing talents to Buster’s genius, but who’ll also undertake a silent-film-accompanying marathon worthy of The Guinness Book of World Records.
The Films will be as follows:
OUR HOSPITALITY at 1:00 THE GENERAL at 2:35 STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. at 4:10 SHERLOCK JR. plus The Playhouse at 6:35 SEVEN CHANCES at 8:00 THE NAVIGATOR at 9:20
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE Separate admission for each show $15 General Admission, $7 Film Forum members, children, and seniors (all day)
For more info, visit FilmForum.org