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The General – with Live Musical Accompaniment

Classic silent film with live original score by cellist Gideon Freudmann

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War.

Numerous comic action scenes highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity.

Gideon Freudmann’s electronic cello adds rhythm, sound effects, suspense and humor. Silent film and live music is a very special experience, for adults and kids alike.

About Gideon Freudmann
Innovative cellist/composer Gideon Freudmann’s original scores for silent films incorporate classical, jazz, folk, and world music elements. Working with an electric cello and real-time electronic effects, he creates elaborate sound textures, haunting melodies, and driving rhythms that beautifully enhance and energize the imagery of silent films.
More at his website.

Movie Info

DIRECTED BY Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman
67 MINUTES

CINEMA ADMISSION:

REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7

REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.