Whenever I get a chance to recommend Buster Keaton, I recommend Buster Keaton. This weekend, I recommend Buster Keaton at the Cleveland Cinematheque.
Over the next four weekends, you can see Buster Keaton short films. Tomorrow evening (5:15 pm), three from 1920 and 1921 are playing: “The High Sign,” “One Week,” “Convict 13,”Â and “The Scarecrow.” I’ve seen “One Week,” in which Buster builds, or tries to build, a pre-fab house, and it’s very funny. You can see him try to attach the chimney here.Â Â I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed in a Keaton film.
On Sunday at 10:00 am (yes, that’s right), head over to the Capitol Theatre for a very different experience: Fritz Lang’s chilling 1931 classic, M. It manages to be chilling and humane, all at the same time.