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Short Films @ Niles Film Museum Celebration


  • Niles Edison Theater (map)

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Buster Keaton's movie debut and the 90th anniversary of the release of his classic, "The General" we're devoting a whole weekend to Buster and his films.

Friday Evening, March 24

MEET AND GREET WEEKEND GUESTS 6:30-7:30 P.M. AT THE MUSEUM 
7:30 - 9:30 PM Main Program
Host: Martha Jett, Historian. 15 minute presentation on Keaton's early life.
The Butcher Boy - Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John (1917)
Coney Island - Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John (1917)
Back Stage - Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John (1919)

Saturday Early Afternoon, March 25
1:00 - 3:00 PM Main Program
Host: Michael Bonham
The Cameraman - Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin (1928)
The Haunted House - Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts (1921)
The High Sign - Buster Keaton, Bartine Burkett, Charles Dorety (1921)
Judy Rosenberg at the piano

Saturday Late Afternoon, March 25
3:30 - 5:30 PM Main Program
Host: John Bengtson, Author, Film Historian
Steamboat Bill Jr. - Buster Keaton, Marion Byron, Ernest Torrence (1928)
One Week - Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts (1920)
The Play House - Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins (1921)
Jon Mirsalis at the Kurzweil

Saturday Evening, March 25
7:30 - 9:30 PM Main Program
Host: John Bengtson, Author, Film Historian
College - Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramly (1927)
Cops - Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox (1922)
The Blacksmith - Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts (1922)
Bruce Loeb at the piano

Sunday Early Afternoon, March 26
1:00 - 3:00 PM Main Program
Host: Lloyd Williams, Cottage Grove Film Historian
A Panel Conversation with Harry Keaton, Martha Jett, and Lloyd Williams. 
Panel discussion lead by Larry Telles. 
Plus films from the Cottage Grove Historical Society provided by Lloyd Williams.
Buster Keaton Cartoon - Hollywood Steps Out
Keaton Documentary - Has some "home movies" of Buster filming The General.  
Clips of Buster's film direction is interesting and fun to watch.

Sunday Late Afternoon, March 26
3:30 - 5:30 PM Main Program
Host: Larry Telles, Author, Film Historian
The General - Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender (1926)
The Scarecrow - Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog (1920)
The Boat - Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely (1921)
Dean Mora at the piano

Earlier Event: March 18
The Cameraman @ The Town Hall
Later Event: March 25
The General @ CSUN