Damfinos: The International Buster Keaton Society
  Convention, Oct. 9-10, Muskegon, MI.
 

Please note: this schedule is tentative.

 
 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

Reception, 4-6 p.m., Muskegon Train Depot, built in 1895, where the Keatons arrived when they came to town.

Introduction of special guests:

"Gags Again and Again,"
by David Macleod, co-founder of the Blinking Buzzards, the London Keaton group.

Friday Evening
8-11 p.m., the Frauenthal, right across the street from the hotel:
Rare Keaton on film
,
presented by film archivist Bruce Lawton.

 

 
 

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 10

Saturday Morning
9 a.m.-12 noon, Muskegon Museum of Art:

Damfino the Answer: The Damfinos Quiz

"Hidden Treasures in The General,"
by Tracey Doyle

"Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery-Keaton's Imitators,"
by David Pearson

Rare Keaton on video.

 

 

 
 

 

Saturday Afternoon,
Muskegon Museum of Art,

1-5:30 p.m.:
"This is Comedy? Nightmares, Dreams and Death in Keaton Films,"
by Patricia Eliot Tobias

"The Muskegon's Actor's Colony: An Oral History,"
video presentation by Frank Scheide

Excerpts from Scott Nankivel's upcoming one-man show

The Damfinos Auction

 

   
 

More to come...

Infinite chase, The Goat, 1921.

   
 
 

 

Saturday Dinner
Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor, 6-7:30 p.m.:

Our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday Night
8-10 p.m
the restored Frauenthal movie palace,
organ music by Clif Martin:

The Balloonatic (1923)

Our Hospitality (1923)

Saturday Late Night
10 p.m.-the Wee Hours

Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor:
.........damfino

 

   
 
 
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