About The Great Buster
A documentary celebration of the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian whose landmark writings and films on such renowned directors as John Ford and Orson Welles have become the standard by which all other studies are measured. Interspersed throughout are interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers, performers, and friends, including Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick Van Dyke, and Johnny Knoxville, who discuss Keaton’s influence on modern comedy and, indeed, cinema itself.
About Show & Tell
Professional film enthusiast Paul Goodwin puts the “talk” in talkies, encouraging audiences to speak their minds and hear all about the movies, their backgrounds, and even trivia and the latest gossip about the stars. Free to the public after the end credits roll. Complimentary coffee, courtesy of Carpe Diem!
About Paul Goodwin
Paul Goodwin, who whiles away his daytime hours writing a newsletter about investing in Chinese stocks, has been leading film discussions at The Music Hall for more than 20 years. Paul has been a film nut since…well, since forever. He taught film reviewing at UNH, wrote reviews for a defunct art weekly and had a radio film reviewing show for years. These days, except for an occasional trip to the MallPlex 35, he gets his film nourishment from the rich offerings at The Music Hall, where you can’t beat the combination of great movies and free coffee and popcorn for discussions!