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Moxie Flix: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meager skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.
(NR, 45 min.)


Saturday, Jun, 22

10:00 AM

This film is one of Buster Keaton's funniest and most technically innovative features. He plays the floor sweeper and projectionist of a small-town movie theater who in his free time studies to be a detective.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Starring: Buster Keaton
Director: Buster Keaton
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family

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"Keaton's appreciation of the formal paradoxes of the medium is astounding; his observations on the relationship between film and the subconscious are groundbreaking and profound. And it's a laugh riot, too."

— Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"Keaton's third feature under his own steam is an incredible technical accomplishment, but also an almost Pirandellian exploration of the nature of cinematic reality."

— Tom Milne, Time Out

"A master of movement and stillness, Keaton developed a comedy style that was as intellectual as it was physical, and this small gem shows us why he's as purely American a film genius as the motion pictures have produced."

— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"The unexpected, fantastic dream situations lend themselves to some remarkable trick effects, including one in which Buster walks right out of an audience and into a picture on the screen."

— TIME Magazine