The General (U)


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Described by Orson Welles as “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made”, Buster Keaton’s The General is a comedy adventure classic and the last major film of the silent era. It’s based on a true incident, the Great Locomotive Chase; with the ‘General’ of the title referring not to Keaton’s character, engineer Johnnie Gray, but to his engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancée Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to exercise heroism – with Keaton’s trademark deadpan humour – to catch up to the General and rescue his beloved.

Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Monday7Jan

2019

Tickets
Adult: £7.50 

Time
7.30 pm

Running Time
79

Enquiries
01952 433297

Extra Event Information
Part of BFI Comedy Genius Season. With live piano accompaniment. Price includes a bowl of chilli. Bar available.

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Sunday27Jan

2019

Tickets
Adult: £5.00 

Time
2.30pm

Running Time
79

Enquiries
01743 761451

Extra Event Information
Part of BFI Comedy Genius Season. Followed by a film with Mabel Normand 3pm tea & cake in the interval.

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