Sorry! Due to a copyright issue we are unable to screen this film. Please join us September 19th for the final film in the Buster Keaton series!
On Saturday, September 5th, 2020, Tim Carless is returning with another live-stream event, live-scoring Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman.” This is the final screening in Carless’s series of Keaton live-scores, which has also featured “The General,” “Sherlock, Jr.” and “Steamboat Bill, Jr.”
Buster Keaton’s film The Cameraman from 1928, his first for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, remains a compelling artifact from the silent era. As well as starring, Keaton directs the picture. His character in the film; a street photographer, is inspired by his affections for Sally (played by Marceline Day) and follows his heart into a myriad of mischief. The Tong Wars of Chinatown form part of the backdrop to this charming romp, though despite a series of setbacks his character ultimately prevails. The National Film Registry/Library of Congress added this film to its archive in 2005, stating that it is “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Carless will be broadcasting from his studio in Carrboro, where he will perform a unique live solo score to the film.
The performance can be watched on The ArtsCenter’s YouTube Live.
We hope you will join us for another outstanding free live-streamed event!