One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton’s boundless wit and dexterity. We are lucky to have live music improvised by a talented professional organist using our historic instrument in the setting of our beautiful medieval Church. We are also showing a short film ’Choo Choo’ to begin.. Chasing Choo Choos (1927) 21 mins Interval, then The General (1926) 67mins Refreshments available before screening and during the interval. Tickets £12, limited due to space.
Doors open 6.30 pm street food from Cantina Carnitas Mexican Burritos on the go, and wine available film starts 7.30 pm Tickets £12, limited due to space. Available from Hitchin Initiative, David’s Bookshop Letchworth, We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com
St Mary’s Church Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 1HP
Saturday 4 Feb 2017
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