Buster Keatons’ THE GENERAL Live Cinema Experience

Buster Keaton’s “The General” presented by Cinemart and Darwin Entertainment Centre.

After a sold-out Darwin Festival show, Cinemart is back by popular demand with another live cinema experience, featuring silent film maestro Buster Keaton’s greatest work ‘The General’ played out on the big screen, accompanied by a live original jazz soundtrack by local trad-jazz ensemble The House That Jack Built.

This 1926 legendary action-filled comedy set during the Civil War, follows Buster Keaton as a railway engineer whose train ‘The General’ is stolen by Union spies behind Southern lines. When Keaton’s character steals back his train, aided by his well-meaning fiancée, and is pursued by a posse of irate Yankees, hilarious scenes unfold thanks to his amazing use of props, stunts, and the dimensions of the cinematic frame.

A film of epic scale with Keaton’s trademark physical comedy genius, The General is deservedly singled-out as one of the greatest works of Hollywood’s silent film era and a pioneer of the action genre of filmmaking.
Cinemart is dedicated to hosting unique screen arts events showcasing the work of local and independent filmmakers, artists and festivals in Darwin and the Northern Territory. Curated by local filmmaker Timothy Parish, Cinemart events include live music soundtracks, short film nights and special workshops for the local film industry.

The House That Jack Built
Jack Lewis – Trumpet
Matt Holt – Trombone
Terry Roth – Trombone
William Pettican – Clarinet and saxophones
George Tumino – Flute, harmonica, banjo, guitars, vocals
Mike Lane – Electric bass
Josh Spurr – Drums

Timothy Parish – Cinemart Producer

This film has been classified General (G).


A COVID-19 safety plan has been created for this event.
This is a cashless event.
Post approval has been turned on for this Facebook event, any posts relating to re-selling of tickets or looking for tickets will not be approved. We highly recommend you purchase tickets only through the authorised ticketing agencies listed below.

Darwin Entertainment Centre

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