Buster Keaton in THE CAMERAMAN


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Tue, Jan 13, 2015 7:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, May 17, 2022 7:30 PM


Anything But Silent

Buster Keaton in THE CAMERAMAN

Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model

Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm

Members $12 | Public $17

Buster Keaton stars as a clumsy man hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, who attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire

The genius of Buster Keaton is on full display in this wonderful comedy about making movies. Buster has a huge crush on Sally, an adorable office worker for MGM Newsreels. Buster gives up his tintyping job and gets himself a camera, with a new plan to catch the attention of both Sally and MGM. The novice cameraman is in the right place at the right time to capture on film a Tong war smack in the middle of Chinatown – and must narrowly escape plenty of disasters, Buster-style! In a clever meta-comment on impressing the studios, this delightful comedy was originally an MGM production. Keaton famously did his own stunts and The Cameraman is a showcase for his physical virtuosity as well as an enchantingly goofy love story. (1928, US, 69 min., NR, Silent with English Intertitles | Dir. Edward Sedgwick)

Buster Keaton in THE CAMERAMAN (1928)

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben's YouTube page!

Silent Film Accompaniest Ben Model