The General. Silent Film with live music accompaniment
Silent Film returns to Leyburn!
The General, arguably Buster Keaton's finest silent film, tells the story of Johnnie Gray (Keaton), a Tennessee railroad engineer who is pressured by his fiancé, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), to join the Confederate army. He is deeply disappointed when he is not allowed to enlist as the South values his skills on the railway more highly than his potential as a soldier. His chance at redemption in Annabelle’s eyes, however, is not long in coming. A group of Yankees steal his train, The General, with Annabelle on board, planning to destroy supply lines between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. Johnnie immediately goes in hot pursuit of the train and the lady. This simple premise is the basis for some of Keaton’s most sublime slapstick and gags.
With pre-screening talk, silent 'short' and live musical accompaniment. Jonathan Best once again brings his terrific talent to Leyburn.
£10 to include interval tea/coffee and cake
Please note there is no reserved seating for this event.