Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL (1926)
with live accompaniment by
The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra
Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra recreates a turn of the century theatre orchestra with Buster Keatons comedic silent film, The General, originally screened at the Levoy in 1927. Take a step back in time when the Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra returns to the Levoy Theatre to perform the 1920s score to Buster Keaton’s comedic masterpiece, “The General”.
Keaton plays Johnnie Gray, a southern train engineer during the Civil War, who has his beloved locomotive, THE GENERAL, and his girlfriend, Annabelle Lee, stolen by Union Soldiers. A chase ensues, and Keaton saves the South, and his girl, through a series of hilarious events. “The General” has been listed as #18 of 100 on the American Film Institute’s Greatest American Movies of All Time, a part of Roger Ebert’s top 10 films, and listed as #1 in a list of the greatest films of the silent-period by silentera.com
Tickets: $23 Via phone: 856-327-6400 www.levoy.net