Buster Keaton was one of the most loved comedians to come out of the silent era, known for his impassive expression that he maintained through the most outlandish of antics. Born into a family of comedians who traveled and performed with the great magician Harry Houdini, who dubbed the young Keaton "Buster" after the tyke fell down a flight of stairs and emerged unscathed, Keaton was performing alongside his parents by the age of four. He went on to make a name for himself in film, first with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and then with with his own Buster Keaton Productions. Though after he signed a contract with MGM he was eventually relegated to "sidekick" status, Keaton was rediscovered late in life and received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1959.
On KEATON PLUS, a collection of rare, lesser-known, and restored works has been gathered, along with an interactive tour of film locations hosted by film historian John Bengston. Including commercials, home movie footage of Keaton on the set and in Paris, tributes hosted by Lillian Gish, Orson Welles, and Gloria Swanson, and the short films "Ten Girls Ago," "Hard Luck," "Daydreams," and "The Love Nest," among many others, this is a treasure trove of previously unseen material that further fleshes out one of the greatest comedians and film stars to ever live.