Live piano accompaniment — Saturday only! Film Series : Spotlight: The Best of Buster

The General

1926, Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, USA, 80 min. With Buster Keaton, Marion Mack

Show Times

  • Sat, Nov 24th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 28th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 29th 8:00pm

"A hilarious comedy and a thrilling action film. THE GENERAL has it all." - Phillip Concannon, Little White Lies

A commercial and critical disappointment when first released, THE GENERAL became Keaton's most widely admired film. Based on the same Civil War incident that inspired Disney's THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE, the film stars Buster as a Confederate Army wash-out who gets his chance to be a hero when Union spies steal his beloved locomotive. This ambitious production combines large-scale battle scenes with brilliant chase gags. Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin on Saturday; other shows with prerecorded music score composed by Carl Davis. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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