- 11:00 AM
All tickets are $7
with Max Fleischer’s Koko’s Earth Control (1928)
♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner (both films).
(1924, Buster Keaton) Sleep-fantasizing projectionist Buster jumps right on to the movie screen, finding himself furiously edited from garden bench to city street to cliff — then becomes the ace detective of his wildest cinema fantasies. Shown with Max Fleischer’s Koko’s Earth Control (1928): cartoon clown Koko finds the lever that will destroy the world! Approx. 60 minutes. 35mm.
WIN A BUSTER KEATON DVD OR BLU-RAY BOX SET!
Ticketholders to this Sunday's Film Forum Jr. matinee are eligible to win one of five Buster Keaton DVDs, with Kino-Lorber's brand new 14-disc Keaton Blu-ray box set (retail value: $300) as the Grand Prize! Limit one chance per family.
(prizes courtesy Kino-Lorber)
“Wonderfully imaginative. A piece of native American surrealism.”
– Pauline Kael
"Keaton's appreciation of the formal paradoxes of the medium is astounding;
his observations on the relationship between film and the subconscious
are groundbreaking and profound. And it's a laugh riot, too."
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"An incredible technical accomplishment, but also an almost Pirandellian
exploration of the nature of cinematic reality."
– Tom Milne, Time Out (London)
"A film in which Keaton delights in playing with many of his discoveries about the camera; the real subject of the film is film itself, or illusion... An endlessly innovative film utilizing a wide variety of the visual tricks that Buster remembered from his vaudeville days."
– Tom Dardis