Demoted Masterpieces. New 4K Restoration!
United States | 1926 | Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
Hailed by The Time Out Film Guide as “arguably the greatest screen comedy ever made,” Buster Keaton’s funny and jaw-dropping Civil War silent finished among the 10 best movies of all time in Sight & Sound’s 1972 and 1982 “greatest films” polls. Keaton plays a Southern train engineer who crosses enemy lines to retrieve a steam locomotive (a real steam locomotive; no CGI here) stolen by Yankee infiltrators—and then drive it back to the Confederacy with Union soldiers in hot pursuit. Features color tinting and a new orchestral score by Carl Davis. DCP. 79 min.
General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.
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General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $8 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.
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