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THE HIGH SIGN (1921)
Co-directed with Edward F. Cline, THE HIGH SIGN was the first of Buster Keaton's post-Arbuckle-partnership starring roles, although, not thinking the result quite good enough for his exacting standards, Keaton shelved the film for a year and released the later-produced ONE WEEK first. Showing off while working as a shooting gallery attendant in an amusement park, Keaton's (faked) expert marksmanship gets him recruited by both the Blinking Buzzards gang and the rival they want whacked. A chase through the fun house provides the capper to this zany, occasionally surreal comedy. DIR/SCR Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S., 1921, b&w, 20 min. NOT RATED

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THE GOAT (1921)
A case of mistaken identity gets Buster Keaton labeled as hardened criminal "Dead Shot Dan," leading to an inventive series of chases and escapes. DIR/SCR Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S., 1921, b&w, 23 min. NOT RATED

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COPS (1922)
Buster Keaton brings down the wrath of the entire LAPD on his head after he accidentally throws a bomb into their parade. An energetic chase ensues, but despite using all of his resources to elude, escape and ultimately cage his tormentors, a Kafkaesque twist usurps his efforts. DIR/SCR Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S. 1922, b&w, 18 min. NOT RATED

Total program approx. 80 min.

No AFI Member passes accepted " /> AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Buster Keaton Comedy Shorts Program

Live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton

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NEIGHBORS (1920)
From his bedroom window, Buster Keaton pitches woo across the backyard to his neighbor and fellow tenement-dweller, Virginia Fox, despite their feuding families' disapproval. But Keaton's willing to scale any height to reach his intended. "In NEIGHBORS, a fence and a clothesline are all he needs to create an extended comic ballet." – Imogen Sarah Smith. DIR/SCR Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S. 1920, b&w, 18 min. NOT RATED

Restored 4K DCP
THE HIGH SIGN (1921)
Co-directed with Edward F. Cline, THE HIGH SIGN was the first of Buster Keaton's post-Arbuckle-partnership starring roles, although, not thinking the result quite good enough for his exacting standards, Keaton shelved the film for a year and released the later-produced ONE WEEK first. Showing off while working as a shooting gallery attendant in an amusement park, Keaton's (faked) expert marksmanship gets him recruited by both the Blinking Buzzards gang and the rival they want whacked. A chase through the fun house provides the capper to this zany, occasionally surreal comedy. DIR/SCR Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S., 1921, b&w, 20 min. NOT RATED

Restored 4K DCP
THE GOAT (1921)
A case of mistaken identity gets Buster Keaton labeled as hardened criminal "Dead Shot Dan," leading to an inventive series of chases and escapes. DIR/SCR Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S., 1921, b&w, 23 min. NOT RATED

Restored 4K DCP
COPS (1922)
Buster Keaton brings down the wrath of the entire LAPD on his head after he accidentally throws a bomb into their parade. An energetic chase ensues, but despite using all of his resources to elude, escape and ultimately cage his tormentors, a Kafkaesque twist usurps his efforts. DIR/SCR Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton; PROD Joseph M. Schenck. U.S. 1922, b&w, 18 min. NOT RATED

Total program approx. 80 min.

No AFI Member passes accepted

80 Minutes
Shorts program
Saturday, November 09, 2019
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Buster Keaton Comedy Shorts Program Showtimes

Saturday, November 09, 2019