Double Feature: New Digital Restoration! The High Sign and THE GENERAL
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Double Feature and New Digital Restoration!
“The High Sign” (1921, 20 min. Dirs. Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton) In the first short he made after splitting with Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Buster Keaton is assigned to kill a man he was also hired to protect – his sweetheart’s rich father.
THE GENERAL, 1926, Cohen Media, 80 min. 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 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!