(Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, US 1926, 75 min.)
In Person! The Alloy Orchestra! A Keaton personal favorite, The General finds the deadpan slapstick master as the hapless and unassuming hero of the Civil War. Hilarious, chaotic, and unpredictable at every turn, the story of this clumsy train conductor and his triumphant rescue mission will be accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra from Cambridge, MA. Using unusual objects and unconventional musical techniques, the Alloy Orchestra injects new life into the world of silent film.