Silent Sundays proudly presents Sherlock Jr. as the premier film in the series. Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. will be presented alongside two of his more notable shorts, One Week and The Haunted House.
Sherlock Jr. tells the tale of a projectionist who longs to be a detective, and offers interesting insight into the history of showing films. Featuring in at #62 on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs funniest films list Sherlock Jr. is a delight to behold, it’s also one of the earliest examples of a film within a film. One Week is an uproarious little film about the failed construction of a prefab home. The Haunted House showcases Keaton’s gift for and fascination with strange Rube Goldbergian mechanics and contraptions. Join Metro for an afternoon of fun and see for yourself why Roger Ebert claimed Keaton was “the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies.”
USA 1924, 49 min, Dir: Buster Keaton