BUSTER KEATON TWO-REEL COMEDIES

June 1, 2013 / 5:15pm

MOCA Members: $7 / Nonmembers: $9
Tickets on sale soon

This program will take place offsite at: 

Cleveland Cinematheque
11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Here are the first four of the 19 hilarious two-reelers that Buster Keaton starred in and directed before turning his attention to features. (The remaining 15 will show over the next four weeks.) This program includes: The High Sign (1921), in which Buster plays a contract killer; One Week (1920), in which Buster builds a pre-fab house; Convict 13 (1920), in which Buster escapes Death Row only to be mistaken for a prison guard by other convicts; and The Scarecrow (1920) in which Buster competes with his roommate for the hand of a farmer's daughter. All silent with music tracks. 35mm. Total 76 min. This program relates to MOCA Cleveland's current exhibition, Kate Gilmore: Body of Work, on until June 9. Gilmore acknowledges Keaton as an influence on her performance-based practice.

This program also takes place on Friday, May 31 at 7:20pm.

A ticket stub from this program can be redeemed for half-price admission to MOCA Cleveland through June 9.