Live Music + Film: The Cameraman

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.