FILM EXTRA #1! THE GENERAL (1926)

19 12 2011

Friday 23rd December 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

Runtime: 75 minutes

Cert: U

USA 1926

Starring: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavader, Jim Keaton

Dir: Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

One of the great comedies not only of the silent era, but of all time.

Keaton, a young railroad engineer, is prevented from enlisting in the Confederate Army because of his profession. Believing him a coward, his girlfriend leaves him.

Set against the railroads and our hero’s other great love, a locomotive called “the General”

 

As the opening screening of our FILM EXTRA! programme, the pianist Dave Watt will provide live piano accompaniment to theis silent classic.

There will also be a screening of the rarely seen Mike Leigh short “A Sense of History“, a brilliant satire written and performed by Jim Broadbent.

 

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