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STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - The General featuring Jim Riggs on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, February 10, 2014.
The fourth film in our ADORED & RESTORED series, THE GENERAL (1926), stars Buster Keaton, who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. This American adventure-epic film was made and inspired by the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase.
When the American Civil War breaks out, Keaton has two loves of his life, his fiancé Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack) and his locomotive, The General. Keaton performed many dangerous physical stunts on and around the moving train, with a spectacular climax filmed in a forest in Oregon. Keaton considered The General to be the best of all his movies. In 1989, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
A special pick by Paramount’s projectionist Miles McRae.
CineClub discussion led by Jennifer Bean, University of Washington Cinema Studies Program Running Time: 75 Minutes
ADORED AND RESTORED Winter Series focuses on the importance of film preservation and the art of cinema by presenting some of the most influential films from the silent movie era. Adored the world over, these films are important enough to be restored for future generations. Each film was a “special pick” by one of STG’s partners and includes a CineClub discussion led by a film professional. Highlights include Paramount movie history and its beginnings and livelihood as a movie palace.
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