“The General” Celebrates 90th – With Live Score by Mark Orton

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“In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Hollywood Theatre and the 90th Anniversary of Buster Keaton’s classic film, Buster Keaton’s, “The General”, which was shot in Cottage Grove, OR, the Hollywood Theatre and Oregon Film present a state-wide tour of the film with a new live score composed by renowned Portland film composer Mark Orton. (OPB did a short piece on this project which explores Orton’s thoughts and inspiration behind this project.)

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, “The General” finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, 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.” Hollywood Theatre.

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Friday, August 12
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR. Times.

Saturday, August 13
Bohemia Park (outdoor screening), Cottage Grove, OR
In partnership with the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, the Cottage Grove Historical Society, and The Damfinos (The International Buster Keaton Society) 7.30pm

Sunday, August 14
Egyptian Theatre, Coos Bay, OR. 2pm

Tuesday, August 16
Tower Theatre, Bend, OR 8pm

Wednesday, August 17
Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls, OR 7pm

Friday, August 19
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR. Times here.


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