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Battling Butler + Cops

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to introduce the little ones in your life to the wonder of Buster Keaton.

Based on the Broadway play, the story revolves around a case of mistaken identity between two Alfred Butlers – one a millionaire, the other a heavyweight champion of the world. Coincidence brings them to the same backwoods Kentucky neighbourhood, where Butler-the-fop finds love with a mountain girl, but not before antagonising Butler-the-Brute into a Madison Square Gardens grudge match.

Short film screening alongside this feature film: Cops

A wonderful example of Buster Keaton’s film artistry. A carefully orchestrated series of gags in which he plays an innocent who tries to impress his girl by attempting to become a tycoon, winding up inextricably caught in a police parade, which breaks up to pursue him.