Dec 13, 2017 @ 7pm: Accompanying Buster Keaton's ONE WEEK and MY WIFE'S RELATIONS at Hayden Heights Library
“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.