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13 September 2015: The Boat + The Three Ages


The Boat
Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
1921 | 20 min | B/W | 35mm

Keaton builds a boat called "The Damfino" in his basement only to run afoul of Murphy's Law. As he pulls the boat out of the basement, the house falls down. He then rides the boat out at harbour and it sinks. There begin the hilarious adventures Keaton has with the restored boat.

The Three Ages
Buster Keaton
1923 | 60 min | B/W l Digital

Inspired by D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, Keaton stars in this comedy in which two young men compete for the same girl in different epochs: the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and America during Prohibition.

Part of our Buster Keaton season