Jim Broadbent on Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Actor Jim Broadbent introduces a screening of Charles Reisner's 1928 film Steamboat Bill, Jr., starring Buster Keaton. Broadbent recalls seeing the film for the first time in the early 1970s as part of a Keaton season at London's Academy Cinema. He praises the film's 'sublime' opening, its profound characterisation and Keaton's nuanced performance.


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