Buster’s Greatest Movie (and biggest flop)
On its initial release, Buster Keaton’s The General (1927) was neither a financial or critical success. It is now widely considered his finest onscreen achievement.
More than ninety years after its premiere Slapstick Festival is delighted to re-examine Keaton’s classic comedy in the company of Peter Kramer, Senior Fellow in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, and author of the BFI classic on The General.
Using illustrative clips from the film, Peter will explore how Keaton both chose and realised his most ambitious film project.