Outdoor Movie: Our Hospitality

Outdoor Movie: Our Hospitality

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

8:05 PM–9:20 PM
South Lawn
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Our Hospitality (1923, 1 hour, 14 minutes) broadened the boundaries of slapstick and justified the European avant-garde’s fascination with American comedy. Just a few years after women had won the right to vote in the United States, Buster Keaton retools the classic story of the Hatfields and the McCoys in order to figuratively (and literally, several times) explode the conventional idea of the home. Keaton upends gender expectations and skewers the regressive ideals of one D.W. Griffith, burlesquing Way Down East with one of the great set pieces of silent cinema.

Free. Bring a picnic and your own seating. This film is shown outdoors at dusk, around 8:05 pm.

Image: Our Hospitality, Buster Keaton and John G. Blystone, 1923