In partnership with the Garden State Organ Society
Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. Released by United Artists, the film is the final product of Keaton’s independent production team and set of gag writers. The film, named after Arthur Collins’s popular 1911 recording of the 1910 song “Steamboat Bill”, also featured Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, and Tom Lewis. Notably, Steamboat Bill, Jr. is known for what may be Keaton’s most famous film stunt: The facade of a house falls around him while he stands in the precise location of open window to avoid being flattened.
In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
We will be screening the 35mm archive print on loan from Library of Congress!