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Friday Night Films

The Play House / The Electric House

4.5.2012
Film still, The Electric House

Film still, The Electric House

Film still, The Electric House

A double bill screening of two classics by Buster Keaton, The Play House and The Electric House, both screened with a live music score.

Friday 4 May / 6.30pm / £5 (concs £3)

Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

 

The Play House

1921 / 18 mins / Cert. U

Director: Buster Keaton

 

The opening scene of this short, a dream sequence prior to the vaudeville routines which follow, is what makes this film famous. In it Keaton plays everyone in a theatre simultaneously. He is the band leader, all its members, the dancers on the stage and everyone in the audience.

 

"Amazing! A cast of dozens...and they're all Buster Keaton. This is simply astounding work by Keaton and is absolutely hysterical even by today's standards."

Review: Matthew Younker

 

 

The Electric House

1922 / 19 mins / Cert. U

Director: Buster Keaton

 

Botany major Buster mistakenly graduates in electrical engineering and is hired to wire a new home. He installs lots of fanciful gadgets. The one who should have received the degree gets even by rewiring all the gadgets to wreak havoc.

Written by Ed Stephan

 

 

See all forthcoming Friday Night Films

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Friday Night Films

Independent Cinema MK and MK Gallery are working in collaboration to create a programme of Friday Night Film screenings selected or curated by artists and connected to MK Gallery current exhibitions.

 

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