November is Buster Keaton Month! The General – November 11th and 14th!
During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray’s beloved locomotive The General – his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar – and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.
Don’t miss three other Buster Keaton classics screening throughout the month!
– Three Ages – November 3rd and 5th
– College – November 17th and 22nd
– Steamboat Bill, Jr. – November 24th and 26th
Plus, The Great Buster: A Celebration, a new documentary from BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Peter Bogdanovich makes its Ottawa Premiere on November 23rd!