The Heavy Bear
Book Launch / Buster Keaton Films

Screenings:
  • Thursday June 1 at 7:00PM

Free admission

What happens when a respectable middle-aged father, teacher and writer decides one day to abandon his ordinary routine and embark on an unexpected journey toward an unknowable fate, following the ghost of Buster Keaton and a vision of a bear?

Tim Bowling’s The Heavy Bear answers this question, but not before analyzing Keaton’s career, including the two Canadian films he appeared in towards the end of his life: The Railrodder (24 min) and Buster Keaton Rides Again (55 min). Filmic, comic, melancholic, and weirdly Canadian, Bowling’s novel and Keaton’s on-screen appearances come together to celebrate the highlights, lowlights, and hijinks of the creative life.

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