The Cameraman was the last true masterpiece of Buster Keaton’s career, a compendium of his thoughts about the problems and principles of filmmaking, and at the same time a prophetic draft for his decline. He plays a photographer who tries to get work as a cameraman for a newsreel company although the bosses there have no interest in him. Like Dziga Vertov, Keaton employs what for those days were particularly spectacular filming techniques in The Cameraman and takes a critical view of the evanescence of what had become moving images. (Christoph Huber)

Silent movie with live music
Gerhard Gruber – piano