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Hoover Silent Movie Night with Organist Clark Wilson: "The General"


Aug 7, 2017
08:15pm – 10:30pm

Hoover Auditorium

For this week’s Hoover Silent Movie Night, Clark Wilson, a silent film organist, will accompany the movie “The General.”

Wilson, one of the most recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America, works exclusively with the organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major pictures during the heyday of silent film.

He began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at universities, performing arts centers, theaters, film festivals and conventions.

Wilson’s work has led to performances for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society.

On Monday, Aug. 7, Lakeside will feature "The General," starring Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Marion Mack and Glen Cavender.

Union soldiers have stolen The General, a Confederate train manned by Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton), who was unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as an engineer.

The Union plans to use the train to supply its soldiers in a sneak attack against the Confederates.

But now it's up to Gray and his love, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), to reclaim The General, cross enemy lines and warn the Confederates (67 minutes).

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