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The Buster Keaton Research Papers: 3 Ages (1923)
This year, David Macleod reaches back to cover Buster’s first feature film in his series of in-depth looks at Buster’s independent features. There’ll be a look at the always interesting cast of characters in the film and a look at its critical reception at the time.
Growing Up On Stage
Dana Stevens helms an informative presentation on Buster’s childhood days in Vaudeville, focusing on his place among the venerable and crazy tradition of child actors and vaudeville performers at the turn of the century. Dana is a first time presenter and we are delighted to welcome her for this enlightening, informative and very entertaining special presentation.
Comedy’s Stateless Man
Once Buster departed MGM, he immediately assumed the peripatetic ways of his vaudeville youth and sought out work wherever it could be found. Chris Seguin discusses the 30-year journey that took Buster from Hollywood to France, Italy, Spain, Canada and seemingly all points in-between.