Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

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Buster Keaton in The Cameraman

  • Abbeydale Picture House 387 Abbeydale Road Sheffield, England, S7 1FS United Kingdom (map)

Buster Keaton falls in love with Sally, the receptionist at the MGM newsreel department. Determined to impress her, he applies for a job shooting live news with his rickety hand-cranked camera. With top-drawer slapstick comedy and a beautifully acted love story at its centre, The Cameraman is the last of Keaton's great comedies and, with Sherlock Jr, one of his love letters to the joy and mystery of film making. 


The Cameraman is right up there with Sherlock, Jr. as one of Keaton’s most impressively self-reflective films and an ode to the unexpected and elusive lightening-in-a-bottle nature of filmmaking.
— Slant Magazine

This screening is part of A Day of Silent Film at Abbeydale Picture House, from 11am on Sat 6 May. Save money with an All-Day Saturday Pass; seven films for £25.

Tickets £6 or £25 for Saturday Pass for all seven films.

With live piano accompaniment.

Directed by Edward Sedgwick, USA, 1928, 67 mins, screening in 35mm