Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, 1927
preceded by The High Sign
Edward Cline and Buster Keaton, 1921
Classic movies screen under the stars on the Wexner Center Plaza in the Wex Drive-In series. Come early to choose your spot (bring blankets or lawn chairs). The party starts about 8 PM and the movies roll at about 9 PM. Enjoy beverages from our cash bar plus snacks like pizza to buy from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (free scoop for members), and free Pam’s Market Popcorn.
Enjoy two Buster Keaton classics!
One of the most beloved films ever made, The General is set during the Civil War and finds Buster Keaton as the conductor (of a train known as the General) who must travel behind enemy lines to recover his train after Union soldiers steal it. Filled with hilarious sight gags and thrilling train chases! (90 mins., 35mm) The High Sign, Keaton's first independent two-reeler, takes his character to a carnival arcade where he manages to be hired as both the bodyguard and the assassin of the same man.
Please note: In the event of rain or other inclement weather, the screenings will move inside the Wexner Center.
The Wex Drive-in series are "anchor events" for this summer's Campus Hops, which encourage community members to sample the cultural events and entertainment available along High Street in the University District. The Campus Hop is a cooperative effort of Campus Partners, Ohio State's College of the Arts, the Ohio Union, Summit United Methodist Church, South Campus Gateway, University Community Business Association, and the Wexner Center.
Free for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Presented with support from Univar USA. In-kind support provided by Barley's Brewing Company, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and Whole Foods Market.
Promotional support provided by CD 101, The Alternative Station, and The Other Paper.