In the enclosed setting of a backyard, two families detest each other, two young people love each other, divided by a fence. An intimate, captivating Keatonesque retelling of Romeo and Juliet, Neighbors is the first, chronologically speaking, of three newly restored films to be premiered by the Keaton Project. No less enticing, the tour de force of misunderstandings, mistaken identity and escapes in The Goat (1921), the first official collaboration with Mal St. Clair. The sensational boxer-Keaton in Battling Butler is at the center of the last feature film made for MGM. A special programme will be dedicated to the long, pioneering television presence of Keaton between the 1940s and 1950s. The Keaton Project, started in 2015, is promoted by Cineteca di Bologna and by the Cohen Film Collection.
Programme curated by Cecilia Cenciarelli