Buster Keaton, un génie brisé par Hollywood

France | 2016 | 54 min
French
Distribution: Quark Productions
Editing: Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot
Music: Stéphane Lopez
Narration: Robinson Stévenin
Producer: Juliette Guigon, Patrick Winocour
Production: Quark Productions
 

Synopsis

Joseph Frank Keaton, better known as Buster Keaton, is one of the most famous figures in the history of film. Screenwriter, director, actor, producer and versatile performer, he made some of the most notable silent films of the 1920s before being swallowed up by Hollywood studios. His deadpan expression, at once childlike and stern, and his funny, touching storylines had universal audience appeal at the time and continue to charm us even today. Made entirely with skillfully edited archival footage from Keaton’s films, Jean-Baptiste Péretié takes viewers on a journey into his amazing world and introduces them to the career of this undisputed genius of film. What happened to Keaton to transform him from revered star to fallen idol, alcoholic and alone?


Directors

Jean-Baptiste Péretié

Jean-Baptiste Péretié, aged 39, is an author and filmmaker who has made a dozen documentaries including Voyage au bout de Céline (2011), La Revanche des Geeks (2012), Tabloïds! Splendeur et décadence de la presse à scandale (2014), French Bashing! (2015), La Liberté guidant les peintres (2016) and Buster Keaton, un génie brisé par Hollywood (2016).
Filmography | Moi, Président de la République (en cours) ; La Liberté guidant les peintres (2016) ; French bashing ! (2015) ; Tabloïds ! Splendeur et décadence de la presse à scandale (2014) ; Allemagne : l'Art et la Nation (2013) ; La Revanche des Geeks (2012) ; Voyage au bout de Céline (2011) ; série Afrique(s), une autre histoire du 20e siècle (2009-2010) ; 11 courts-métrages pour Arte Cut Up (2008-2010).

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20:45
UQAM - Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon
Screening # 14
Pedro Almodóvar, tout sur ses femmes
FIFA Grand Panorama

Pedro Almodóvar, tout sur ses femmes

France | 52 min | 2016

French, Spanish | Subtitles in French

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20:45
Grande Bibliothèque de BAnQ - Auditorium
Screening # 83
Presented by ICI ARTV
L'océan électro
FIFA Competition

L'océan électro

France | 52 min | 2015

French | Subtitles in English

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