Three sessions appraising the contributions of three giants of film comedy – Buster Keaton, the Marx Bros and Jacques Tati.
Buster Keaton, with his masterpiece ‘The General’ (1926) as well as many other fascinating films, is arguably the greatest writer/director/performers of the Silent Cinema. The Marx Bros followed with a string of wonderful films, full of verbal dynamics and gags including ‘Duck Soup’. And then the Frenchman Jacques Tati continued this wonderful comedic tradition with ‘Jour de Fete’, ’Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ and others.
Coincidentally, the British Film Institute is touring a nationwide programme of films called ‘Comedy Genius’, and New Park is showing a number of these classics, including ‘The General’ (Nov 25 and 26), ‘Duck Soup’ (Dec 8 and 10) and ‘Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday’ (Jan 12 and 17).
In this dark political period the world is going through at the moment, this is a wonderful opportunity to see comedy genius at work, and share some laughter rather than despair! The sessions are devised and led by Mike Jennings, Lead Trustee for Education. All very welcome.
Tickets £6 per session (3 for £15)
Fri 23 Nov 13:30 - Buster Keaton (Studio)
Fri 7 Dec 13:30 - The Marx Bros (Studio)
Fri 11 Jan 13:30 - Jacques Tati (Studio)