One of Buster Keaton's richest and funniest pictures--a brilliantly constructed succession of sight gags, action, suspense, thrills, and romance--is provided a live score of songs from the Twenties, as the acclaimed Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks return to Town Hall for this special family film in concert.
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are renowned on the New York scene for their commitment to preserving and authentically presenting 1920s and ‘30s jazz and popular music. Giordano's film credits include Public Enemies, The Aviator, and The Good Shepherd, and in 2012 Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks won a Grammy for their work on Boardwalk Empire.
In the delightful silent classic The Cameraman, Buster Keaton is a Manhattan photographer who becomes a daredevil newsreel cameraman to win his sweetheart’s affections. The Cameraman bursts with ingenious sight gags as Buster plays an imaginary game of baseball in an empty Yankee Stadium, finds himself in a tight situation in a swimming pool dressing room, and gets mixed up with a monkey.
This performance will include a special guest appearance by slapstick genius Bill Irwin!
Irwin began as a vaudeville-style stage performer and has been noted for his contribution to the renaissance of American circus during the 1970s. He has also made a number of appearances on film and television, and he won a Tony Award for his role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on Broadway. He is also known as Mr. Noodle on Sesame Street's Elmo's World, and regularly appears as a therapist on Law and Order: SVU.