Buster Keaton in “Sherlock Jr.” (1924). This landmark film will be screened at the library this Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

The Easton Public Library continues its classic film series in the Community Room this Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. with a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent film “Sherlock Jr.”

Film historian Jon Sonneborn will introduce the film and lead a Q&A after the screening. The running time is 45 minutes, and a Keaton silent short will also be shown. The series is organized by the Easton Arts Council and admission is free.

About the Film

A meek, mild projectionist who also cleans up after screenings, would like nothing better than to be a private detective. He becomes engaged to a pretty girl but a ladies’ man known as the Sheik vies for her affection. He gets rid of the projectionist by stealing a pocket-watch belonging to the girl’s father and pawns it to buy her an expensive box of candy. He then slips the pawn ticket into the projectionist’s pocket and subsequently is found by the police. He has little luck, but in his dreams he is the debonair, renowned detective Sherlock Jr., who faces danger and solves the crime. In real life, the girl solves crimes quickly.

Sherlock Jr. (1924) directed by and starring Buster Keaton

For more information, contact the Easton Arts Council. Phone: (203) 261-9160 – email: info@eastonartscouncil.org – web: http://eastonartscouncil.org/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064819115835.

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