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Ditzners Kino Roulette: Sherlock, jr. & Das vollelektrische Haus

In the organizer's words:

With his Kino Roulette, Erwin Ditzner revives the glamor and film fascination of the twenties. Going to the movies was a real experience back then!

As sound and film tracks could not yet be recorded together in the 1920s, the films were accompanied by live music - a role that drummer Ditzner takes on this evening together with Paata Demurishvili. Film scholar Dr. Morticia Zschiesche will select the films and introduce the evening.

This time we are showing two films by Buster Keaton: Sherlock, Jr. (1924) and The All-Electric House (1926, together with Edward F. Cline). Sherlock, Jr. is not only celebrating its 100th anniversary, but is also probably the most innovative film by and starring Buster Keaton as the projectionist Buster. The film tells a lot about cinema and film as a dream machine, anticipates the idea for Woody Allen's Purple Rose of Cairo and is a firework of cinematic ideas. Buster Keaton, the man who never laughs, was a role model for numerous later directors, including Werner Herzog, Peter Bogdanovic and Quentin Tarantino, and a tragic-comic figure in life as well as in film.

The short film The Electric House shines with its comic-like inventions and Keaton's breakneck stunts and looks extremely modern in the age of smart houses.

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