The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental trio Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 cinematic masterpiece The General, a film described by no less a person than Orson Welles as “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made”.
This stunning 4K restoration of Keaton’s comedy classic will be shown in the huge Screen 1 of the Everyman Cinema in York on Wednesday 11th September 2019. Following a £3 million transformation of the former ODEON cinema – a magnificent Grade II listed art deco building which had originally opened as a picture house in February 1937 – it reopened as an Everyman Cinema in December 2017.
The score from Haiku Salut has been described as “a combination of electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements which casts The General in a new dramatic light”.
It all promises to be a very special evening indeed.