Norton Cinema

Explore the powerful social images and experimental forms that have shaped cinema!

Norton Cinema explores the powerful social images and experimental forms shaping cinema today and revisits the classic styles and themes of yesterday.

All screenings are free with Museum admission.


The General 

1926 | NR | Action, Adventure, Comedy  | 1h 7min

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny's fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in comic action scenes that highlight Keaton's boundless wit and dexterity.

To Know:       
This film program takes place on Thursday afternoons.    
Admission to this film is free with the price of Museum admission.      
This screening takes place in the Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium. Bringing a sweater is recommended.      
Seating is first-come, first-served. Subject to change.