The General

USA, 1926 (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton; 1h 18m)

When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

The General is an epic of silent comedy, one of the most expensive films of its time, including an accurate historical recreation of a Civil War episode, hundreds of extras, dangerous stunt sequences, and an actual locomotive falling from a burning bridge into a gorge far below.

Roger Ebert
Date: June 20th, 2020
Time: 9:00pm
Finishes at: 10:20pm