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The General

Film/Video

The General

The General

Image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

The General

The General

Image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

The General

The General

Image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

The General

The General

Image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

The General

The General

Image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection

The General (1926) trailer
The General
Live music by Alloy Orchestra

(Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, 1926)

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7 PM

The renowned musical ensemble that Roger Ebert called “the best in the world at accompanying silent film” makes its first Columbus appearance in conjunction with a restoration of Buster Keaton’s The General, one of the most beloved comedies of all time. Set during the Civil War, The General finds Keaton playing a locomotive engineer who must sneak behind enemy lines to recover his beloved train after it is stolen by Union spies. Based in Cambridge, MA, the Alloy Orchestra has accompanied a wide range of silent-era films in every corner of the US as well as in dozens of countries abroad, including Spain, France, Russia, Italy, Portugal, and New Zealand. (78 mins., 35mm)

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Clark

Join us Thursday, September 10 for a Next@Wex double bill featuring Tyondai Braxton and Clark, two innovators in the experimental electronica scene.