Aug 4, 2013 · 12:30 PM
This location is shown only to members
The General is part of a monthly series of silent movies with Jeff Rapsis providing live music. I have seen and heard Jeff Rapsis many times, and it's a real treat to see the silent movies the way they were intended to be seen: with live music.
From the Rotten Tomatoes website:
Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist—and he is deemed too useful as an engineer to be a soldier. All Johnny knows is that he's been rejected, and Annabelle, thinking him a coward, turns her back on him. When Northern spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), the story switches from drama and romance to adventure mixed with Keaton's trademark deadpan humor as he uses every means possible to catch up to the General, thwart the Yankees, and rescue his darling Annabelle—for starters. As always, Keaton performs his own stunts, combining his prodigious dexterity, impeccable comic timing, and expressive body language to convey more emotion than the stars of any of the talkies that were soon to dominate cinema. ~ Emru Townsend, Rovi
1 hour, 19 minutes
Directed by Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton
Original release date: February 5, 1927
United Artists Films
I purchased my ticket for the 1:00 p.m. show. I will arrive at the theater by 12:30 p.m. to meet everyone in the theater lobby. Look for me carrying a red backpack.
The box office opens at 12:50 on Sunday, so let's meet in front of the theater at 12:30 p.m. to introduce ourselves. Look for my red backpack.
At about 12:50, I will move into the theater auditorium so we can get seats. You can find me in the theater autirorium if you are late. The movie starts at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15.00. They can now be purchased in advance at the box office and online. (The box office usually sells tickets for special events one week in advance.)
Please RSVP so I know who to look for.