June 11, 2024 – Silent Film Mirror: Buster Keaton in “The Cameraman” (1928) [silent film accompaniment]

Venue: Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library, Dweck Center
Time: 6:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. EST (Venue open 5:30 pm)
Address: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Event Overview:
The Brooklyn Public Library presents a screening of Buster Keaton’s silent film “The Cameraman” with live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura.

Films Being Screened:

  • The Cameraman (1928, 69 minutes) directed by Edward Sedgwick: This film showcases Buster Keaton’s comedic genius as he portrays a clumsy photographer who attempts to become a newsreel cameraman to win the affection of a young woman.
  • Behind the Screen (1916, 25.5 minutes) directed by Charlie Chaplin: In this short film, Chaplin stars as a stagehand at a film studio, facing various comedic mishaps behind the scenes.

Makia Matsumura will perform live piano accompaniments for both films.