The General (1926) with Live Piano
The General features on the opening night of our FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL: Friday 8th – Sunday 17th October 2021
In this very special screening, local composer and pianist, Andrew Harrison-King, will be accompanying the silent film, playing live in the cinema his original score written expressly for “The General”.
One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War.
When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity.
“The film boasts the most sustained passages of virtuoso slapstick genius Keaton ever shot” The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★
“The wacky daring of Keaton’s stunts remains utterly timeless” The Times ★★★★★