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The Great Buster

Sat, Jan 19 / 3 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Jan 20 / 5 pm
Wed, Jan 23 / 7 pm
Fri, Jan 25 / 7 pm
Sun, Feb 3 / 5 pm
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
2018, USA, 102 min

Wednesday, January 23rd screening introduced by Kevin McDonald.

Former critic and director of The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon, Peter Bogdanovich has just completed a “beautiful cinematic love letter to the greatest of all silent-era comedians, Buster Keaton. Through well-curated film clips from Keaton’s seemingly bottomless résumé of shorts and features from every stage of his career, we get a front row seat to the miraculous bits and death-defying gags from such classic films as Steamboat Bill, Jr., The General, Sherlock Jr., and Seven Chances. Bogdanovich wrangles an eclectic mix of talking heads to testify to Keaton’s unique genius including Mel Brooks, Richard Lewis, Bill Hader, Dick Van Dyke, and Werner Herzog.”- Entertainment Weekly

Reviews

Hats off and three cheers to Peter Bogdanovich for perceptively bringing the brilliance of one of Hollywood's comic greats to fresh attention in this lovely and sharp-minded new documentary.
- Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Affectionate and informative... full of sidesplitting, eye-popping clips from “The General,” “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” “Our Hospitality. Wonderful.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times
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Mon 19

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Mon 19

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Mon 19

2019 WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10 AM to 3 PM) | WFG Media Lab & WFG Black Lodge
Mon 19

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ADDED:
Sat & Sun, Aug 3 & 4 / 1 pm
Sat, Aug 17 / 1 pm
Mon, Aug 19 / 7 pm *
Mon, Aug 26 / 7 pm
Tue 20

Restoration Tuesdays: Between the Lines

Tue, Aug 6 / 7 pm
Tue, Aug 13 / 9 pm
Tue, Aug 20 / 7 pm
Tue, Aug 27 / 9 pm

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