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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
7:30pm

THE GREAT MOVIES: A TRIBUTE TO ROGER EBERT
THE GENERAL

I look at Keaton’s works more often than any other silent films. They have such a graceful perfection, such a meshing of story, character and episode, that they unfold like music.” - Roger Ebert

THE GENERAL
1926, Douris Corp., 80 min, USA, Dir: Buster Keaton

During the Civil War, train engineer Johnny Grey (Keaton, at his most fearless and funny) has his beloved locomotive stolen by Union spies. He boards and mans another massive train, appropriately named Texas, and sets out to pursue and catch up to his kidnapped steam engine. This classic film is not only an inimitable comedy but also a feat of physical daring, and is not to be missed! Includes Keaton riding the front of a moving train, running along the roof and jumping from car to car, and the filming of a locomotive careening off a collapsing bridge!


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 26, 2014 • 7:30pm

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