New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

The Playhouse

November 7, 1997 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1921, 13 minutes, color, 16 mm)
Directed by Buster Keaton and E. Cline

Through camera masking and multiple exposure, Keaton plays all the roles, from actors to band members to the audience, in this burlesque of a night at the theatre.


A special screening of classic silent short 16 mm films interspersed with "Soundies," campy and risqué 1940s prototypes of today's music videos.