Sherlock Jr.

2015 4K Restored Version
1924|USA|DCP|45 min|Silent with score (English intertitles)
20.5.2023 (Sat) 14:50 Broadway Cinematheque
24.5.2023 (Wed) 20:20 Broadway Cinematheque

Screening with One Week


Director: Buster Keaton

The film follows a film projectionist who dreams of becoming a detective. He enters the screen as the greatest detective of all time and uncovers a criminal conspiracy. While winning the heart of his dream girl, it is still a dream world. The film showcases Keaton’s mastery of physical comedy, as well as his ability to blend drama, romance, and action into a seamless whole. The film-within-a-film structure allows Keaton to play with time and space, creating a cinematic experience that is both thrilling and groundbreaking. Keaton’s most complex and masterful work yet, earning praise as a surrealist filmmaker on par with Buñuel and Man Ray. It stands as a testament to Keaton’s creativity and his enduring legacy as one of cinema’s greatest innovators.

Images Courtesy of Park Circus / The Cohen Film Collection LLC.