Thursday’s film in my “College Daze” series at the Ontario library (a.k.a. the Ovitt Family Community Whatchamacallit) sums up the series in its one-word title: “College.”

This 1927 silent comedy stars Buster Keaton. The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the community room of the library, 215 E. C St. And yes, it’s free.

Keaton plays a scholarly freshman who decides to pursue sports to impress a female student. (Here’s the Wikipedia entry on the movie.) A sequence in which he tries and fails at various track and field sports in succession is especially funny. Here’s one example via YouTube:

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  • http://theronsays.blogspot.com/?zx=1ffbd139f3d49b2 Ronald Scott

    That’s not Buster Keaton…that’s you isn’t it Dave??? Hey is that the LA Memorial Coliseum that they filmed it in? Must’ve been brand new when they filmed this.

    [That’s him, and it is. — DA]