Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

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Buster Keaton in Sherlock Jr.

  • Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough Scarborough, England, YO11 1JW United Kingdom (map)

Buster is the projectionist in a small-town cinema but he dreams of being a detective. Dozing off beside his projector one day, he finds himself inside the film! With astounding stunts and gags, this dazzling, absurd comedy is Buster Keaton at his magnificent best. 

Buster Keaton’s third and shortest feature ranks among his best. An ironic comment on social injustice, it’s a deceptively serious study of fantasy and reality, life and art
— Empire Magazine

With the Buster Keaton short The Goat

With live piano accompaniment by Colin Sell

Tickets £7, £6 concessions, £5 SJT+ cardholders

Total running time 1hr 15 mins

Earlier Event: May 17
Later Event: May 18