THE GENERAL (U)

Date Time
Tues 8th April 7:45pm

Dir. Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton, USA, 1926, 90 mins
Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavander

Considered by many critics to be the last great comedy of the silent era, this is a new digital restoration of the Buster Keaton classic featuring a Carl Davis score. Set during the Civil War, Keaton portrays the engineer Johnnie Gray, who is rejected by the Confederate Army and then suffers the further humiliation of his girlfriend thinking him a coward. When a small band of Union soldiers penetrate far beyond Confederate lines to steal his locomotive. Johnnie Gray sets off in hot pursuit; seven of the film’s eight reels are devoted to the chase, with its orchestration of thrills and comedy.

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