Steamboat Bill, Jr.

1928, U.S., 71m, DCP,

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Screened October 6–11, 2018

Mississippi riverboat captain Ernest Torrence contends with rival Tom McGuire, whose daughter Marion Byron is sweet on the former’s scarcely ship-shape son Keaton, who has to step up once a cyclone descends. Keaton refines themes including generational pride, and also finesses escalating jeopardy, including the iconic ne plus ultra of his still-astonishing collapsing-structure tableaux, achieved within a mere three-inch margin of error.

U.S. premiere of 4K restoration

A film by Buster Keaton