The Cameraman (1928) | Mechanics' Institute

You are here

The Cameraman (1928)
Under the Stars

 

Directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton, Marceline Day

 

Buster Keaton is at his deadpan best in this silent about a tin-type photographer besotted with a newsreel office worker and hoping to impress her by landing a job as a cameraman. In addition to Keaton’s genius for comedy, the movie includes some sly digs at film-making and delightful glimpses of New York in the 1920s, including an extended and pivotal scene in New York’s Chinatown. For several years this was considered a “lost” film after a print was destroyed in the 1965 MGM Vault fire, but a complete version was discovered in Paris 1968, and another higher quality print in 1991. Come appreciate this “found” classic!

 

CinemaLit Films

Admission: 
Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)
Register now ›
Location: 
4th Floor Meeting Room
Questions?
Pam Troy - 415-393-0116
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future CinemaLit Films

sex lies and videotape

Feb 22 - 6:00pm

CinemaLit: sex, lies and videotape
Strange Bedfellows

Movie poster

Mar 1 - 6:00pm

The Killers (1946)
March 2019 -- Just Say No(ir)

Movie poster

Mar 8 - 6:00pm

Suspicion (1941)
March 2019 -- Just Say No(ir)

Movie poster

Mar 15 - 6:00pm

Johnny O’Clock (1947)
March 2019 -- Just Say No(ir)

Movie poster

Mar 22 - 6:00pm

The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
March 2019 -- Just Say No(ir)

Movie poster

Mar 29 - 6:00pm

Gun Crazy (1950)
March 2019 -- Just Say No(ir)