The first ‘Buster’ of the title is jazz percussionist Buster Birch, the second is the one-and-only Buster Keaton, the legend of the silent movie era. Together the two Busters magic up a brilliant evening combining an iconic film together with live jazz played by the Buster Birch Quartet synchronising perfectly to the film.
The film? The Keaton classic ‘Steamboat Bill Jnr.’ Keaton plays Willie Canfield, the namby-pamby son of rough-and-tumble steamboat captain “Steamboat Bill” Canfield. When he’s not trying to make a man out of his boy, the captain is carrying on a feud with Tom Carter, the wealthy owner of a fancy new ferryboat. Carter has a pretty daughter, Mary King, with whom Willie falls in love... You can imagine of course the chaos that ensues, the film including many of Buster Keaton’s most memorable visual gags.