• Certification: PG
  • Release year: 1920
  • Run time: 75 minutes
  • Genre: Family, Drama



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DIRECTOR: Buster Keaton plus others

This uniquely entertaining show for kids of all ages celebrates some of the greatest comics in silent cinema, including the inimitable Buster Keaton. Created and presented by Neil Brand, acclaimed musician, broadcaster and Festival favourite, it will feature exploding houses, cars driven by dogs and trains appearing out of nowhere - all accompanied by Neil, the fastest piano fingers in the business. The kids are encouraged to get involved in the music, the adults get to sit back and enjoy the ride. Thanks to Neil’s in-depth knowledge, abundant wit and flair for musical storytelling, an astonishing, enthralling and hilarious experience is guaranteed. Pure magic!


With live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand. 


Restorations and Rediscoveries is presented in partnership with Adder Technology

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This event is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to #bficomedy


The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.