Hey Montreal! Le Cinéclub / The Film Society & W.P.U.C. Present: Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’

with live music and very special guest, Gerald Potterton

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Buster Keaton’s silent comic masterpiece never fails to get an audience laughing from the beginning and applauding by the end. To help recreate a 1920s night at the movies, the film will be accompanied by live music and every attendee will receive a vintage-style souvenir program. For added pleasure, they will screen a vintage film print on a “reel” movie projector. Plus: Popcorn, home-made desserts, coffee, tea, beer etc.

The guest speaker is Oscar-nominated Gerald Potterton who directed Buster Keaton in The Railrodder (1966). He also worked on Yellow Submarine (1968) and directed the animated cult film Heavy Metal (1980). Also on display will be Potterton’s impressive recent oil paintings.

On grand piano: Shayne Gryn

The whole event takes place in a magnificent gothic church and is definitely not to be missed!

When: Saturday May 25, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where: W. P. United Church, 4695 deMaisonneuve W. (métro Vendôme)

ADMISSION: $12, $8 (students & 65+) at the door, cash only. (proceeds to benefit the church as well as The Film Society)

Check out http://www.cineclubfilmsociety.com/ for more information.

 

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By Ricky

Ricky D is the editor-in-chief of Sound on Sight and one of the hosts of the Sound On Sight podcast and the Sordid Cinema podcast. He is Sound On Sight's expert on Horror and contributes written reviews when time permits.

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