Buster Keaton Silent Comedies

December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hayden Heights Library
1456 White Bear Ave
St Paul, MN 55106
Bailey Veesenmeyer

One Week My Wife's Relations

Join us for two sidesplitting short films starring one of the most beloved comedians of the silent era. This special event will feature Buster Keaton’s masterpieces, “One Week” and “My Wife’s Relations,” with a live musical score by Dreamland Faces.

“One Week” (1920, 19 minutes)
Buster and his new bride receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. (“Easy to assemble! Construction takes only one week!”) Things get complicated when Buster’s rival swaps the numbers on the crates containing the house parts and everything begins to go wrong.

“My Wife’s Relations” (1922, 22 minutes)

Through a judicial error Buster finds himself married to a burly Irishwoman with an unfriendly father and four bullying brothers. The whole family mistreats Buster until they mistakenly come to believe that he is due a huge inheritance. The resulting chaos leads to a wild chase and ends with Buster on a train headed for America’s divorce capital, Reno, NV.

DREAMLAND FACES is a musical project of Andy McCormick and Karen Majewicz. They have composed scores for more than fifty silent films and regularly play live shows throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Find out more and listen to samples of their work at dreamlandfaces.com.