Toronto Silent Film Festival: Go West w/live piano accompaniment!

Showings

Fox Theatre Sat, Nov 26 1:00 PM
Buster Keaton’s inventive visual humour is at it again in this memorable blend of deadpan darkness and spectacular comic set pieces. Buster decides to “Go West Young Man” and finds ranch work is a lot different than expected. He blunders through every task and is shunned by his fellow cowpokes. That is until a sweet but lonely cow, called Brown Eyes, becomes his constant companion and best friend. Buster must then devise a way to save her when she seems destined to become burgers. Introduced by Chris Seguin and with live accompaniment by Bill O’Meara! Special guest Ryan Barnett, author of the exciting new graphic biography Buster: A Life in Pictures will be on hand to sign his books and talk about the influence Buster Keaton has had on his life. The graphic novel weaves together all the triumphs, close calls, near misses and broken ones that defined his life and career and who influenced everyone from Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney to Wes Anderson and Jackie Chan."
Film Info
Release Year:1925
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Western
Production Country:USA
Original Language:No Language
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Buster Keaton
STARRING:Buster Keaton
Howard Truesdale
Kathleen Myers
Brown Eyes
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Description

Buster Keaton’s inventive visual humour is at it again in this memorable blend of deadpan darkness and spectacular comic set pieces. Buster decides to “Go West Young Man” and finds ranch work is a lot different than expected. He blunders through every task and is shunned by his fellow cowpokes. That is until a sweet but lonely cow, called Brown Eyes, becomes his constant companion and best friend. Buster must then devise a way to save her when she seems destined to become burgers. The resulting breathtaking climax has him in the centre of a cattle stampede through the streets of LA in a classic laugh-a-second Buster Keaton sequence. 

Introduced by Chris Seguin and with live accompaniment by Bill O’Meara!

Special guest Ryan Barnett, author of the exciting new graphic biography Buster: A Life in Pictures will be on hand to sign his books and talk about the influence Buster Keaton has had on his life. The graphic novel weaves together all the triumphs, close calls, near misses and broken ones that defined his life and career and who influenced everyone from Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney to Wes Anderson and Jackie Chan."