Haiku Salut: Buster Keaton Picture Show Tickets

The Y Theatre, Leicester
Wednesday 18th Dec 2019 7:30pm
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  • Doors: 7:30pm
  • Begins: 8:00pm

The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut
perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton¹s 1926 comedy
classic The General.

Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI¹s Comedy Genius
season, Haiku Salut¹s score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and
neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.

The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made,
the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever
made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.

The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The
General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine.
Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancee
Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly,
Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The
General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton
performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body
language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.

Haiku Salut perform to Cohen Media¹s stunning 4K restoration of The General.

³Spearheading the BFI's Buster Keaton season is this 4K restoration of his
1926 masterpiece, a jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura
moviemaking.² ­ Total Film
³The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks
even more startling than everŠmore or less invented the action movie.² ­ The
³Haiku Salut are a singular musical force.² ­ Mojo

The Buster Keaton Pictureshow was created and commissioned by Nottingham
Contemporary¹s The Screen at Contemporary and supported by BFI Comedy Genius

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