Auteurs 2015: The General
CCA and St. John's Film Institute present THE AUTEURS Film Series
Buster Keaton: The General
As with all forms of art, our understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the great movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.
“Abounding in gags whose ease and symmetry belie the elaboration of their staging … the most perfectly proportioned and sustained of all silent comedies.” –David Robinson
Rated the greatest silent film of all time by silentera.com, Buster Keaton told this brilliant story told with the extraordinary prowess of an artist at the height of his powers, and with the financial resource to make large-scale calamity happen. A train engineer desperate to help the Confederate Army win the Civil War (and, not incidentally, impress his beloved girlfriend) plays chase on the railroad tracks. Keaton’s ingenious and death-defying physical comedy is vividly captured, helping sweep us along on one of cinema’s grand adventures. (U.S., 1926, 107m, 35mm, Kino Lorber)
11:00a Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21; 6:00p Monday, June 22
Saturday, June 20 screening co-presented by the Santa Fe Opera and accompanied by the Littleglobe Community Choir … and you!