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Buster Keaton & W.C. Fields Silent Film Festival

25th Annual Buster Keaton Event: The Legacy of Buster Keaton


Saturday, September 15th

 

Print out a complete Schedule and Information Sheet HERE!

 

For our festival guests and attendees:

The festival host hotel is the Crown Plaza Downtown (directly east of the Music Hall)
Call 816-474-6664  or  1-800-2crowne
Special hotel rate for the Keaton/Fields festival is only  129.00 per night  and includes parking.  But you must make your  reservation by August 27th.
 

 

 The FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

8:30 - Registration begins at the Music Hall Lobby  (Free admission all day)

9:00 –Overture – 3 min. Welcome and Intros/ Master of Ceremonies:Frank Scheide

9:10 - Short film – THE GARAGE (1921 – 20 min.) w/ Keaton & Arbuckle – Music by Valliant

9:35 - Hooman Mehranpresents Buster Keaton & W. C. Fields in Perspective w/ Q&A

10:05 – IT’S THE OLD ARMY GAME (1925 – 75 min.) w/ W. C. Fields – Music by Marvin Faulwell

11:20- W. C. Fields :  More perspectives: panel with Ron, Allen & Harriet Fields w/ Q&A

              Moderator:  Frank

11:35- Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00- Overture – 3 min. Welcome and Intros / Master of Ceremonies:Hooman Mehran

1:10 - Short film – THE BALLOONATIC (1923 – 23 min.) w/ Keaton - Music by Faulwell

1:35 – Meet the Keatons: Panel with Melissa / Barbara & Harry – Moderator: Hooman

2:20 – STEAMBOAT BILL (1923 – 75 min. w/ Keaton – Music by Brett Valliant

3:40–Break

3:50 - W. C. Fields Presentation by Ron Fields w/ Q&A

4:30–Frank Scheide – Wrap Up of the day?

4:45 - Dinner Break (on your own)

7:00- Evening registration / Bill hosts SATURDAY EVENING SCREENINGS / Overture – 3 min.

7:10-RUNNING WILD (1926 – 69 min.) w/ W. C. Fields / Live Music by Brett Valliant

8:25 - Intermission Break between features

8:40– THE GENERAL (1927 – 77 min.) w/ Keaton – Music by Faulwell& Bob Keckeisen

10:15 pm - Reception & After Party


BRETT VALLIANT on September 16th

Enjoy the Keaton Festival on Saturday and stay Sunday for the Concert!



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