Along with Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton is considered one of the great comic pioneers of silent cinema. Besides his talent for physical comedy, he's also known for his stoic look that earned him the nickname The Great Stone Face.
In Day Dreams, Keaton wants to propose to his beloved but must first earn a sum of money for her father in order to win her hand. The most famous scene from this 1922 film takes place when he ends up in the sailing wheel of a boat. Slapstick as a matter of life an death.
Day Dreams will be screened in tandem with Charlie Chaplin's Pay Day, also from 1922, during the Classics Restored Festival.
The film, part of which was lost, was restored in 2015 by Lobster Films in collaboration with Film Preservation Associates at the Lobster Films laboratory.