The International Buster Keaton Society was established in 1992 with the purpose of fostering understanding and perpetuating appreciation of the life, career and films of Buster Keaton. The group advocates for historical accuracy about Keaton’s life and work, encourages dissemination of information and research about Keaton, and endorses preservation and restoration of Keaton’s films and performances.


about Buster Keaton
Learn all about the life and work of Buster Keaton. Read his biography, peruse the archives, and learn about popular myths.


about The Damfinos
Learn about The International Buster Keaton Society (AKA "The Damfinos"). Read about our history and mission, meet our officers and board, get updates on our annual convention, apply for our grant, and discover the benefits of membership.

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The Annual Buster Keaton Convention
Join us October 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2019 for the 25th annual Buster Keaton Convention in Muskegon, Michigan, where Buster and his family spent many a happy summer. There will be presentations, screenings, a wonderful dinner, and a tour of the area.


The Keaton Chronicle - MEMBERS ONLY
Members of the International Buster Keaton Society are given access to our full-color digital magazine, filled with original research and commentary, photos, artwork, history, and more.


Read all about it! Get the latest Buster Keaton news. Learn about new books, articles, research, and events, and find a screening of a Keaton film near you.


Check out our list of Buster Keaton films, complete with synopsis, cast list, posters, stills, and more.


Buster Stuff
Head over to and choose from our collection of hats, pins, posters, cards, jewelry, DVDs, Blu-ray disks, books, CDs, keychains, magnets, mugs, memberships, and the silhouette lapel pin pictured here. 


Talking Buster Keaton - The Podcast
Talking Buster Keaton examines the genius of one of cinema's greatest comic minds (and bodies). Each week, we discuss one of Keaton's films, and then continue the discussion with guest actors, authors, historians and other experts. 

A giant of American comedy.
A performer of the impossible.
A filmmaker of grace and beauty.

A genius in slap shoes and a flat hat.

The International Buster Keaton Society, Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization