Silent Clowns Presents Buster Keaton Films

(released 8/29/2022)

The Silent Clowns Film Series showcases rare and overlooked films from the 1920's. The screening takes place in person at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium. Enter via 111 Amsterdam Avenue between 64th and 65th Street in Manhattan.

The series will pay tribute to Buster Keaton this Saturday, September 10 at 2:30p.m. The screening will have live piano accompaniment provided by MoMA's Ben Model with an introduction and Q and A by film historians Model and Steve Massa.

"Our Hospitality" (1923) is Buster's second feature film set in 1831 and has him taking a slow train from rural New York City to end up embroiled in the middle of a Hatfield McCoy feud. Also screening will be "The Love Nest" (1923) which has Buster on another travel adventure in his last short film before diving into feature film work.

The Silent Clown Film Series is New York's longest-running regularly scheduled silent film showcase. Feeding the serious film buffs and introducing the silent film experience to new eyes. Tickets are free and registration is available. Seating is first come first serve. The library encourages mask wearing in all public spaces. Registration is available via eventbrite link here:

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