Thursday, March 05, 2009

"the man we love to watch"

Buster Keaton just might be the silent clown best suited to modern times, the man we love to watch, as purely American a film genius as the motion pictures have produced. A master of both movement and stillness, Keaton developed a comedy style that was as intellectual as it was physical. And, just when we need him most, Cinefamily is mounting a rare big-screen Keaton feature retrospective at its 611 N. Fairfax theater. "Our Hospitality" will be showing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, a double bill of "The Navigator" and "Sherlock Jr." will screen March 18, with "Seven Chances" on March 25 and more to come in April;

-- Kenneth Turan

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