Sherlock Jr.

Virtual Classics ~ Sherlock, Jr.

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
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Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00am
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Classic comedy for COVID times! See Buster Keaton's acclaimed 1924 film

Buster Keaton plays a movie projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he is showing and merges with the figures and the backgrounds on the screen. While dreaming he is Conan Doyle's master detective, he snoops out brilliant discoveries. In 1991, Sherlock, Jr. was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In 2000, the American Film Institute ranked the film #62 in its list of the funniest films of all time. 

Stream the 46-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

46 min.
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, The Los Angeles Times

Bud's Watch Parties

During this time while we're staying safer at home, Bud Werner Memorial Library is organizing special opportunities to share films you might have seen in Library Hall. Instead, we're watching them online, virtually together at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy streaming these inspired films, and come together for community conversations to share the experiences.