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Steamboat Bill, Jr. with live music 

When: Sat., Sept. 23, 4 p.m. 2017
Phone: 510-642-0808
Email: bampfapress@berkeley.edu
bampfa.org/event/steamboat-bill-jr-4
The charming Mississippi River setting (actually filmed along the Sacramento Delta) is but one of Steamboat Bill, Jr.’s many pleasures. The film seems to have a direct line to Buster Keaton’s youth and soul in the tale of a sensitive lad trying to figure out the mettle of manhood in his overbearing dad. The climax is one of Keaton’s most dangerous and carefully planned stunts: a wall comes crashing down on him but he passes, untouched, through an open window. Keaton was the true he-man among matinee idols—the scene was done unfaked, with a real wall.

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