The General

  • Sat Mar 10
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The General

With score performed live by the Alloy Orchestra
$7 adults/$5 kids 12 & under

Buster Keaton/Clyde Bruckman
Buster Keaton, Marian Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

“Keaton’s best, and arguably the greatest screen comedy ever made. Against a meticulously evoked Civil War background, Buster risks life, limb, and love as he pursues his beloved railway engine, hijacked by Northern spies up to no good for the Southern cause. The result is everything one could wish for: witty, dramatic, visually stunning, and full of subtle, delightful human insights and constantly hilarious.” (Time Out Film Guide) Recommended for ages 6+.

Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Department of Music, and the Ithaca Youth Bureau.

BluRay bw
1 hour 22 minutes
release year/country
1926 USA