Sherlock, Jr.

Buster Keaton's 1924 silent film throws a daydreaming film projectionist into the action onscreen, and hilarity, as they say, ensues. Keaton is a wannabe detective, framed for theft by a mustachioed villain who has eyes for Keaton's paramour. All it takes is a quick nap in the projection booth to transform our hapless hero into a super sleuth, who solves the case as the world collapses around him, narrowly escaping dismemberment at every turn. It's a film within a film, a mystery within a mystery, an illusion within a paradox wrapped in an enigma — kind of like the Internet, where you can watch this film for free.
Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

310-247-3000

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