Sherlock Jr (1924, Buster Keaton)
We bring you the comic genius of Buster Keaton in his brilliantly inventive silent film masterpiece with live accompaniment from one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists and Herts Jazz Club favourite, Gareth Williams.
In this funniest and most technically innovative of Keaton’s features, Buster plays the projectionist at a local cinema, who also longs to be a detective. When he finds himself at the centre of a real life dastardly plot, he has the opportunity to solve the case and win the heart of the woman he loves. The LA Times described Sherlock Jr as “one of the most sublime comedies of all time”.
Gareth Williams is one of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting jazz pianists on the UK scene, and has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. Dave Gelly in The Observer described Gareth as ‘A prodigiously talented pianist… he brings a joyous, uncompromising celebration of sophistication, musicality, muscularity, he’s shockingly good’. Gareth will bring technical virtuosity and versatility, and a keen sense of humour, to his unique interpretation of Keaton’s classic film.
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Herts Jazz 2020 Film Festival
Saturday October 6, 10:15am
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