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The General at the BFI

One of the greatest comedies ever made and ranked number 1 in a list of the 100 greatest films of the silent era by the readers of the website Silent Era

This screening is in NFT1 and is in the shiny new 4K print which looks rather lovely.

Immaculately designed, stunningly shot and perfectly paced, the film is considerably more than a consistently funny and inspired series of beautifully executed gags, thanks to a dramatically satisfying narrative and deft characterisation. It helps that it’s graced by uniformly strong performances, with Marian Mack especially engaging – and game! – as Anabelle. But it’s Keaton, of course, who carries the day, his athletic skill combining with those watchful, wonderfully expressive eyes to create a credible hero of real resilience and intelligence. As close to perfection as filmmaking gets. – Geoff Andrew

Showing with the short film, One Week. A mini-masterpiece about a young couple moving into a state-of-the-art DIY house.

Buy tickets from here and don't forget to quote the promotional code SILENT for £1.50 off the ticket price (no further discount for members I am afraid).

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  • Fee M.

    I forgot to quote SILENT. Never mind! :-)

    February 3, 2014

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