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.

Running Time: 1h 42m • NR

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