The Cameraman

Director: Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick 1928 78 Minutes All ages
The Cameraman Sat 20 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 78mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

Ninety years young, The Cameraman remains one of Buster Keaton’s finest films, a towering achievement of action choreography and silent comedy.

In this 1928 silent film, Keaton explores the art of cinematography and the rollercoaster of romance. The last film in which Keaton had full creative control and one of the final films of the silent era, The Cameraman — shot on the streets of Los Angeles — is full of technical innovations, physical acrobatics, on-screen romance and an exuberant monkey. A love letter to the movie camera and silent cinema, this delightful comedy finds Keaton at his very best.

The film screens with a new live score on the Gallery’s 1929 Wurlitzer organ by David Bailey, who brings his jazz sensibilities to this remarkable film.


Classification:All ages
Language:No Dialogue
Director:Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick
Producer:Buster Keaton, Lawrence Weingarten
Cast:Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey
Script:Clyde Bruckman, Lew Lipton, Richard Schayer, Joseph W Farnham, Byron Morgan
Program strand:Features
Rights:Roadshow Entertainment