Arts & Leisure

Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’ screens with live music in Brandon

BUSTER KEATON STARS in “The General” (1926), the silent film comic’s epic tale about a Confederate train engineer during the U.S. Civil War. The classic adventure movie, rated among the top films ever made of any era, will be shown with live music on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7, in Brandon. Admission is free, with free will donations accepted in support of ongoing Town Hall renovations. For more info, visit

He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s.

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