Spotlight: The Best of Buster

November 23 - 29

In each of the first four weeks of November, we spotlight four great film figures - Montgomery Clift, Hal Ashby, Ingmar Bergman, and Buster Keaton - with acclaimed recent documentaries and selected examples of their best work.

We present three of Keaton's finest films in sparkling new digital restorations.


First Chicago run!

The Great Buster: A Celebration

2018, Peter Bogdanovich, USA, 101 min.


  • Fri, Nov 23rd 4:15pm
  • Fri, Nov 23rd 7:45pm
  • Sat, Nov 24th 4:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 25th 3:45pm
  • Mon, Nov 26th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Nov 28th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Nov 29th 6:00pm

Sherlock, Jr.

1924, Buster Keaton, USA, 46 min. With Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire


  • Fri, Nov 23rd 2:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 25th 5:45pm

Live piano accompaniment — Saturday only!

The General

1926, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, USA, 80 min. With Buster Keaton, Marion Mack


  • Sat, Nov 24th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 28th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 29th 8:00pm

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

1928, Charles F. Riesner, USA, 71 min. With Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence


  • Fri, Nov 23rd 6:15pm
  • Mon, Nov 26th 6:15pm