Film

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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(Charles Riesner & Buster Keaton, 1928).
One of Keaton’s most ingratiating masterpieces, this terrific silent comedy is set in a lazy Southern river town, with Buster as a foppish city-educated twit who returns home and proves a disappointment to his macho dad. The finale is an astounding cyclone sequence in which the great comic’s stunting is elevated into an elegant dream-like ballet.

Sun., May 3, 1:30 p.m., 2009