Mon 16 November
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Town Hall
Leeds City Organist
As part of Leeds International Film Festival, Darius Battiwalla provides organ accompaniment to the silent film The General starring Buster Keaton.
Film duration approximately 70 minutes. Please note there will be no interval.
Buster Keaton’s masterpiece and one of cinema’s all time greatest comedies. Set during the American Civil War, Keaton plays Johnnie Gray, a Southern railway engineer. When Unionist spies steal his beloved train ‘The General’ along with his sweetheart Annabelle Lee on board, he follows bravely and somewhat foolishly in hot pursuit. A masterful blend of humour, action and suspense, The General features stunning cinematography shot in the mountains of Oregon, and one of the most memorable chase sequences in film history that sees Keaton perform his trademark death-defying stunts.
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