The Allentown Band performs with silent film “The General” starring Buster Keaton
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:30 pm
Watch the movie on the Big Screen while the Allentown Band performs the soundtrack of beloved music from the time period!
Re-mastered in high definition, this 1926 silent comedy film was inspired by a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. No silent moviemaker ever engaged with the machinery of modern life as resourcefully as Buster Keaton. Hailed a masterpiece The General is admirably faithful to authenticity in costumes and props. Filmed in Cottage Grove Oregon, local citizens were recruited as extras and 500 members from the Oregon National Guard were outfitted in Confederate gray or Union blue for the battle scenes.