The Great Buster: A Celebration
CAST: Peter Bogdanovich DIRECTOR: Peter Bogdanovich TUESDAY FILM SERIES
The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, The Great Buster is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian whose landmark writings and films on such renowned directors as John Ford and Orson Welles have become the standard by which all other studies are measured.
Even with endless biographical facts, he remains an enigma. Maybe that's why that third act is the most successful: Bogdanovich highlights the work, rather than the man, and that alone is a master class worth taking.Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
The Great Buster: A Celebration is a well-deserved cinematic tribute to Buster Keaton--one of the greatest silent comedy stars to have ever lived.Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies
A well-deserved tribute to a star of the silent era whose films will be enjoyed centuries from now while today's Cineplex comedies will be forgotten months after they have been shown.Louis Proyect, Counterpunch.org