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13 September 2015: The Balloonatic + The Navigator


The Balloonatic
Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
1923 | 23 min | B/W | 35mm

Buster Keaton rises to new heights as he sails heavenward in a balloon. He bumps into clouds, and in trying to bring down a duck, punctures the gas bag and crashes in the woods where he saves Phyllis Haver from a bear and falls in love.

The Navigator
Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton
1924 | 60 min | B/W | 35mm

A comedy in which Keaton and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner. The ship runs aground on a desert island, where the two unfortunates are chased by cannibals.

Part of our Buster Keaton season