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A Silent Classic

On Saturday, March 3 the Falmouth Public Library Civil War Film Festival will feature a special treat for movie lovers!
At 1:00 pm the Library will screen a silent classic:  THE GENERAL written by and starring Buster Keaton (1926, Not Rated).  The Falmouth Library is also proud to present noted silent film accompanist RICHARD HUGHES, who will provide live piano accompaniment to amplify the excitement of the film’s action.  Richard has compiled many silent movie scores taken from authentic movie mood music that was played during the 1920’s.
In this fast-moving action film, Buster Keaton stars as the engineer of a locomotive called The General.  Northern spies steal the locomotive and try to race it back to Yankee territory, but not if Buster can help it!
This is a return visit by Mr. Hughes who played the musical accompaniment to The Sea Beast (also dating from1926) in 2010, a sample of which is available on YouTube.  The Sea Beast had been shown in conjunction with Falmouth’s 2010 town wide read Moby Dick.
The 2012 What’s Falmouth Reading? book is SEEN THE GLORY: a Novel of the battle of Gettysburg, by Martha’s Vineyard author John Hough, Jr.  To find out about additional programs go to:  http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org and click on the link “What’s Falmouth Reading?”
All What’s Falmouth Reading events are FREE of charge and open to the public. 
Arrive early on Saturday for a good seat at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street!

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