Kinonik Presents Buster Keaton’s The General

Kinonik Presents

Buster Keaton’s The General

With Live Piano Accompaniment By Carol Swartz

November 12, 2018

Featuring live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz, Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL (1926) has become a staple on shortlists of greatest American comedies. Keaton plays a Confederate engineer on a chase for his beloved locomotive, chaos ensues as battle lines are crossed. With a nod to Civil War photographer Matthew Brady, Keaton’s carefully composed framings go hand in hand with over-the-top, often dangerous stunts, performed by Keaton himself. This is rare chance to see an American classic. The train wreck scene is iconic. Nov. 12, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts. $8.