Silent Comedy Gala Special

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Silent Comedy Gala: 1924 – Buster Keaton At The Double!

Silent comedy classic double bill with live music from the Ensemble ImproCinema.
Special Guest Hosts: Graeme Garden and Polly Rose

Date: Thurs 16 Feb, 2023
Time: 20:30 hrs
Venue: The former Bristol Imax Cinema, Bristol Aquarium
Price: £22.50/£18.00/£10.00 under 16

A BSL Interpreted Event

This event’s title reflects that Keaton was, quite literally, working at a breakneck pace in 1924, beginning work on THE NAVIGATOR within weeks of fracturing his neck in one of the many daring stunts featured in the ingenious SHERLOCK JR.

Seen as a double bill, they underscore Buster’s extraordinary
range as an actor, playing a cosseted high society bachelor beset by dangers on (and under) the high seas in one and both a hapless cinema projectionist and his dream self – a suave detective – in the other.

Keaton superfans, Goodie and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue star Graeme Garden and filmmaker/ PhD researcher Polly Rose introduce two of their favourite silent star’s best-loved and most acclaimed comedies, with live musical accompaniment from the Ensemble ImproCinema, featuring Slapstick’s musical
director Günter A. Buchwald and on percussion Frank Bockius.

Book now to enjoy two titles, both deservedly included in the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Funniest Movies of All Time.

The Navigator: Donald Crisp & Buster Keaton USA (1924), 59 mins, U

Sherlock Jr: Dir Buster Keaton, USA 45 mins, U

In partnership with Bristol Ideas.

EVENT RUNNING TIME APPROX 2 hr 30 mins including interval. Please Note: This event may be over-run!

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