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Buster Keaton in jail (mute)
Location
Main screening room
Date
August 27th, 2021
Duration
60 min
Cycle
Silent films with music

The first 30 years of (silent) cinema were wild and marked by a systematic and all-out inventiveness. This is when cinema became what it is in terms of form or genre. A pianist is invited to perform live during these screenings.

Pianists-in-Residence: Gabriel Thibaudeau, Roman Zavada, Guillaume Martineau and Chantale Morin

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

ON THE PIANO: ROMAN ZAVADA

The Goat
Directed by
Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Language
Silent, English Intertitles
Actors
Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Origins
USA
Year
1921
Duration
23 min
Genre
Adventure, silent
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A sequence of adventures begins when an accident during a photo shoot causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the local villain.

The Goat
Convict 13
Directed by
Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Language
Silent, English Intertitles
Actors
Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Origins
USA
Year
1920
Duration
19 min
Genre
Adventure, family, comedy, silent
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A young golfer is assaulted by an escaped convict and ends up in a prison where he foils an escape.

Convict 13
Cops
Directed by
Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Language
Silent, English Intertitles
Actors
Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox
Origins
USA
Year
1922
Duration
18 min
Genre
Adventure, family, comedy, silent
Format
Digital
Synopsis

A series of misadventures leads to a young man being pursued by the entire police force of a large city.

Cops

Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank Keaton known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname The Great Stone Face. In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked him as the 21st-greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema. (Wikipedia)