Regarded by many as Keaton’s peak achievement, and reportedly his own personal favorite, The General—based on a real-life Civil War incident—is equal parts thrill ride and comedy. When his pride-and-joy locomotive The General is hijacked with on-again/off-again girlfriend Marion Mack trapped on board, Keaton—aptly casting himself as an engineer—gives chase in another train, The Texas, amidst spectacular (Oregon) scenery and (one-take-or-bust) action.
New 4K DCP restoration done in conjunction with Cineteca di Bologna with an orchestral score by Carl Davis
Cops (John G. Blystone & Buster Keaton, 1922, U.S., 20m, 2K DCP)
A wonderful example of Buster Keaton’s film artistry. A carefully orchestrated series of gags in which he plays an innocent who tries to impress his girl by becoming more than he is, and winds up inextricably caught in a police parade that breaks up to pursue him.
New 2K DCP restoration done in conjunction with Cineteca di Bologna with a stereo score by Ben Model