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Buster Keaton 100th Anniversary— Silent Films with Live Accompaniment

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Sherlock Jr., an iconic Buster Keaton film, is turning 100, and the West Newton Cinema wants to celebrate with you!

Join us for a special screening of Sherlock Jr. and Our Hospitality, two Keaton classics, and experience a new dimension of silent film with musician Jeff Rapsis providing live accompaniment. Come to laugh— and maybe even dance in your seat!

Your participation supports our efforts to preserve a beloved local theater. We hope to see you there!

The screening will begin at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buster-keaton-100th-anniversary-silent-films-with-live-accompaniment-tickets-933995073407?aff=oddtdtcreator

About the movies:

Sherlock Jr.— 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. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Our Hospitality— Sole heir Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) journeys by train from New York City to Kentucky to claim his fortune amid a decades-old feud with the Canfield family. En route, he meets and is smitten with young beauty Virginia (Natalie Talmadge), who invites him to dinner, but he realizes too late that she is the only daughter of patriarch Joseph Canfield (Joe Roberts). The rules of hospitality protect McKay from harm in their house, but he must outwit her brothers to resolve the feud. (Rotten Tomatoes)


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