Buster Keaton’s The General (1926) w/ live soundtrack by Anvil Orchestra

Trailer Orpheum Tickets

Orpheum · Saugerties

A REVIVAL HOUSE and   THE MARK Grand Opening screening

Friday, March 15 7:00p – This event is SOLD OUT!

Cinema’s most iconic star with his most iconic achievement. Keaton plays a hapless Southern railroad engineer facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When his fiancée is accidentally taken away, he pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation highlighting Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity.The film is accompanied by the Anvil Orchestra, with Roger Miller and Terry Donahue, who for 30+ years, have been playing percussion-driven original scores to silent classics utilizing unusual sound sources as well as accordion, musical saw, electronics, and orchestral keyboards. 

“In these times when all risk is assumed by CGI effects, Keaton’s squealing funny, exquisitely timed, death-defying leaps are all the more breathtaking.” Times of London

Anvil Orchestra