Monday, 18 April 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 126: Thu May 5

Steamboat Bill Jr (Reisner, 1928): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm


This film features as part of the Classic Film season at the Prince Charles Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Buster Keaton's beautiful 1928 comedy equates parental rejection with the most violently destructive forces of nature; behind the elegant slapstick is an eloquent fable of survival. Buster is a beret-clad college boy abruptly reunited with his long-lost father, the fierce, bearish captain of a Mississippi riverboat (Ernest Torrence). The father's attempts to make a man out of his boy lead with perfect emotional logic to the famous final sequence, in which Buster rides a tornado that rearranges his town as he walks through it. Charles Reisner is the director of record, but the mise-en-scene is unmistakably Keaton's own.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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