As often happens with art and artists, Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL was not well received by critics and audiences when it was released in 1926. But today it is considered one of the greatest films ever made. Keaton (1895-1966) was a true multi-hyphenate - actor, comedienne, director, producer, screenwriter and stunt performer. THE GENERAL falls within his most creative, accomplished period - 1920-1929 - when he worked without interruption on a series of films that made him the greatest actor-director in the history of movies. With the failure of THE GENERAL upon its release, Keaton's career began to decline and he lost his artistic independence when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1959. "The peak of silent cinema." -ABC Radio
"It's an old cliche about biopics that if the story wasn't true, you probably wouldn't believe it. Here, it's taken a step further: you know it's true and you still don't believe it." -Time Out. THE KEEPER tells the remarkable true story of legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautman, a captured German prisoner of war who fell in love with an English woman and won the hearts of post-War Britain soccer fans.
Cider & Cinema. Each week Finnriver will be pairing one of their wonderful, delicious ciders with one of our streaming movies. For information on their weekly pairings, please follow their Instagram page.
Pop-up popcorn on sale this Saturday, October 3, 2:00-5:00.