Duck Amuck (1953) by Chuck Jones

Thursday, March 21, 1985, 8:00 pm

20th Century Humor


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Duck Amuck by Chuck Jones

Mr. Frenhofer and the Minotaur by Sidney Peteerson

Wide Angle Saxon by Owen Land (a.k.a Geroge Landow)

Sherlock Jr. by Buster Keaton

Film Watchers by Herbert Jean De Grasse

The Last of the Persimmons by Pat O’Neill

Programmed by Konrad Steiner and David Gerstein.

Cinema has matured in its own century not without a singular brand of self-reflexive humor. The films tonight characteristically admit a self-awareness of the conventions and techniques of the movies to the point of turning them back on themselves in a hilarious spoof of the medium. The characters of these stories include the venerable Daffy Duck (animated here by Bugs Bunny), TV news cameraman Earl Grieves (the “wide angle saxon”), and, of course, Buster Keaton himself as a dreaming projectionist.