“Buster Keaton: “The Blacksmith” (1922) and “The General” (1927) at the Cerrito, Thursday, November 12, at 9:30 p.m.

Source: blogs.indiewire.com

Source: blogs.indiewire.com

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Come see the hilarious Buster Keaton, a comedy genius of the Silent Screen!

The General 
One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancee, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity.

The Blacksmith 
A 1922 American short comedy film co-written, co-directed by and featuring Buster Keaton. Buster plays an assistant blacksmith to the big worker played by Joe Roberts, with predictable results.

“The General” and “The Blacksmith” play once only on Thursday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m. All seats are $8.50. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer.

Scene

Open from 4:30 until 10:00, Scene wine/food bar offers a special menu, including delicious panini, salads, flatbread, and desserts. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie.