Buster Keaton busts out the detective work in “Sherlock, Jr.”

Movie Night at the Museum for May goes silent with Buster Keaton’s 1924 comedy film classic Sherlock, Jr. Considered by critics to be one of Keaton’s best, the film also features Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, and Ward Crane. The movie screens 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23.

Keaton plays a movie theater projectionist and janitor who dreams of being a world-famous detective who wins the beautiful girl. This film, which was the first film solely directed by Keaton, is complete with Keaton’s trademark deadpan physical comedy, special effects and stunts as he makes fun of all detective films.

The American Film Institute has recognized Sherlock, Jr. by adding it to its list of the greatest film comedies of all time.

Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are gladly accepted. Soda pop, water, beer and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers are welcome to bring their own cushions or seating.

The Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs, and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 124 Second Ave. East, Kalispell. For information call 406-756-8381.