About the Film:
USA / Comedy / Silent with Live Music / 107 min / Ages 4+
The two things engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) loves most in the world are his Southern belle sweetheart and his locomotive. When Northern spies steal the latter, the intrepid Confederate single-handedly takes on the entire Union army in order to get it back. Against a backdrop of magnificently photographed Civil War battle scenes unfolds one of the great chases in movie history.
Set almost entirely aboard moving trains, Keaton’s The General is physical comedy refined to elegant perfection and widely considered to be the actor-director’s greatest film.
About the Musician:
Chris Maric is a Calgary-based musician who has performed and worked with Cantos Music Foundation and a wide variety of musical groups across the country. Chris’ passion for creating live soundtracks for silent movies is evident in his performances, both musically and visually. His most recent performance for F.W Murnau’s classic thriller, Nosferatu, included an eclectic group of musicians who gracefully mixed styles of music that are usually not associated with one another.
After the film, come up and try out some of the unique instruments used in the performance like this Theramin...
For this performance, Chris will be performing solo with an assortment of instruments courtesy of Cantos Music Foundation, coupled with an exuberant energy for a performance that is not to be missed.
Audience members are invited on stage after the performance for an opportunity to try out some of the instruments.
Join us on Saturday February 26, 2011 at 1:00pm for this special event for the whole family.