Step back to the golden era of cinema and witness Buster Keaton’s comedic genius in the timeless classic “The General.” This silent masterpiece will be accompanied by the mesmerizing live organ music of James Kennerley, adding a whole new dimension to the film.
“The General” is a silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released in 1926. The movie is set during the American Civil War and follows the adventures of Johnnie Gray, a Southern railroad engineer. When his beloved locomotive, “The General,” is stolen by Union spies, Johnnie embarks on a daring mission to rescue both his train and the woman he loves. The film is renowned for its impressive train stunts, physical comedy, and Keaton’s iconic deadpan expression. “The General” is considered one of Buster Keaton’s greatest achievements and a classic of silent cinema, celebrated for its humor and remarkable action sequences.
This event is for all ages and a perfect opportunity to introduce younger generations to the magic of silent film and live music. Gather your friends and family, and join us for an unforgettable night at Merrill Auditorium!