THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER
Starting on November 30, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION, an affectionate documentary about the unparalleled genius of Buster Keaton, whose films helped created modern physical comedy as we know it.
THE GREAT BUSTER reveals for modern audiences the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Keaton’s beginnings on the vaudeville circuit are chronicled, as is his extraordinary output from 1923 to 1929, which yielded 10 remarkable feature films (including 1926’s THE GENERAL and 1928’s STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.) that immortalized him as one of the greatest actor-filmmakers in the history of cinema. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films and featuring interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers, performers and friends, including Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville, THE GREAT BUSTER is a can’t miss for all film lovers. [2018, US, Runtime: 102 minutes, Not Rated].
Chris Nashawaty of “EW.com” calls the film, “a beautiful cinematic love letter to the greatest of all silent-era comedians.”
All screenings will take place in the main theater. Screening times are 4:00 pm on Friday (Nov 30), 7:00 pm on Saturday (Dec 1), 1:00 pm on Monday (December 3), 4:00 pm on Wednesday (Dec 5) and 4:00 pm Thursday (Dec 6). Admission for CAT: THIS WEEK films is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.