Buster Keaton and the Dawn of CinemaSunday, May 8 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
- In-Person and Live Streamed
Freight & Salvage
“All my life, I’ve been happiest when folks watching me said to each other, ‘Look at the poor dope, will ya?’” Humility aside, Buster Keaton, aka “The Great Stone Face,” shares equal stature with Charlie Chaplin as a comic genius and groundbreaker of the silent film era. Slate movie critic Dana Stevens, in conversation with prolific film authority, critic and historian David Thomson, introduces us to the many sides of an icon the New Yorker called “a hero of the comedy of resistance.” Stevens’ joyous cultural history, Camera Man, will be brought to you in larger-than-life glory, enhanced by film clips, in a rollicking experience that’ll touch the part of your soul that never forgot how to play—or resist.
The bookstore partner for this session is Green Apple Books! Buy the books online at Bookshop.org or purchase them in person at the Festival. More information here.
Book signing information: Green Apple Books in Freight & Salvage lobby immediately after event