Battling Butler + The Goat

1926, U.S., 78m, 4K DCP

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Tue January 25

Keaton’s highest-grossing hit, this comedy of mistaken identity bounces between two men named Alfred Butler—one a mannered millionaire, the other a world-champion heavyweight boxer. Coincidence brings them together in the backwoods of Kentucky, where Butler-the-fop falls in love with a mountain girl, but not before antagonizing Butler-the-brute into a Madison Square Garden grudge match. In true Keaton fashion, the culmination of fisticuffs showcases his unparalleled physical genius.

New 4K DCP restoration done in conjunction with Cineteca di Bologna with an orchestral score by Robert Israel

Preceded by:

The Goat (Malcolm St. Clair & Buster Keaton, 1921, U.S., 24m, 2K DCP)

A mistaken-identity crisis precipitates an almost continuous — and continuously brilliant — chase through two adjoining towns where Buster is taken for “Deadeye Dan, Public Enemy.”

New 2K DCP restoration done in conjunction with Cineteca di Bologna with a stereo score by Robert Israel

A film by Buster Keaton