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The General with Gallery Players of Niagara

19 August 2021 | 8:00 pm

The General with Gallery Players

The General

USA, 1926. Directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton. 78 min. NR
Presented in partnership with The Gallery Players of Niagara
Introduction by film programmer Joan Nicks
Live improvised score performed by the Gallery Players of Niagara

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. 

Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton’s The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing.

“A sublime comedy, The General is also a Civil War tintype brought to stately life.”
Tim Purtell, Entertainment Weekly


The Gallery Players of Niagara’s mission is to enrich our world through intimate and diverse presentations of chamber music, created to illuminate the art, enlighten our audiences, and share the sheer joy of music making.

The Gallery Players of Niagara began presenting concerts in 1994 and has since become one of Niagara’s most prominent presenters of classical chamber music. Each season we present a vast array of chamber music, from Vivaldi to Brahms to folk-inspired music to improvised music for silent movies. We commission and perform new Canadian works, present baroque repertoire on period instruments, and cover all the standard chamber music repertoire in between!

Performers: Douglas Miller–flute, Eric Mahar-guitar, Penner Mackay –percussion

Learn more about The Gallery Players of Niagara HERE 

Stratus Vineyards – outdoor patio
2059 Niagara Stone Rd, NOTL

Thursday 19 August 2021
Doors open at 8PM
Film introduction by Joan Nicks starts after 8:30PM
Screening starts at sundown approx 8:45PM

Stratus Wines by the Glass, Kettle Corn, Artisan Chips and Local Gourmet Pate & Dips available for onsite purchase

Note: This venue is not fully accessible. Caution with potentially uneven lawn surface. Please contact NAC if you require assistance.


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19 August 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stratus Vineyards
2059 Niagara Stone Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada
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