Ahead of this summer’s production of The Magic Flute (July 17–20), Peter Bogdanovich’s 2018 documentary pays tribute to the legendary Buster Keaton, whose astonishing physical comedy and trademark deadpan expression inform the character of Papageno in Barrie Kosky’s boundlessly inventive staging of Mozart’s beloved opera, inspired by the era of silent film.

“Illuminating and astute.”
– New York Times



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The Great Buster: A Celebration

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich (2018)
One hour and 42 minutes

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm Walter Reade Theater

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Great Buster: A Celebration Mostly Mozart Festival - A tribute to the legendary Buster Keaton, whose work informed Barrie Kosky’s silent film–inspired staging of Mozart’s <em>The Magic Flute</em>. Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Mostly Mozart Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

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