HAIKU SALUT
present
THE BUSTER KEATON PICTURE SHOW



Haiku Salut present The Buster Keaton Picture Show
Sunday May 5th
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
. Advance tickets here:
https://richmix.org.uk/events/the-buster-keaton-picture-show/

Two performances of Haiku Salut's score for Buster Keaton's The General - at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are limited to 126 per performance so advance booking is strongly advised.

The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy classic The General.

Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season, Haiku Salut’s score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.

The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.

The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancee Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.

Haik Salut perform to Cohen Media’s stunning 4K restoration of The General.

“Spearheading the BFI's Buster Keaton season is ths 4K restoration of his 1926 masterpiece, a jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking.” –Total Film
“The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks even more startling than ever…more or less invented the action movie.” – The Guardian
“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force.” Mojo

This will be Haiku Salut’s last performance as a trio for a while, as Louise Croft will be taking a break after this to go on maternity leave.

The Buster Keaton Picture Show was created and commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary’s The Screen at Contemporary and supported by BFI Comedy Genius Season.

Show times:

2pm - Doors open, introductory film
2.30pm - Screening and live performance begins

7pm - Doors open, introductory film
7.30pm - Screening and live performance begins







Photos of previous HDIF Presents nights are here

HDIF Presents I - Sambassadeur/Vermont/Wintergreen
HDIF Presents II - Language Of Flowers/Aujourd'hui Madame/The Postcards
HDIF Presents III - Saturday Looks Good To Me/Spencer DeVere/The Gresham Flyers
HDIF Presents IV - Labrador/The Red Stars/Lucky Soul
HDIF Presents V - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names/Michaelmas/The Bleeding Hearts/Fanfarlo
HDIF Presents VI - Darren Hayman/The Tamborines/Silver Springs
HDIF Presents VII - Tilly And The Wall/Money Can't Buy Music/The Albemarle House
HDIF Presents VIII - Telley/Two Men In A Boat/Molloy/Amida
HDIF Presents IX - Tender Trap/Fosca/Strange Idols

HDIF Presents X - Irene/Mon Fio/Stars Of Aviation/Shimura Curves
HDIF Presents XI - Sportique/Salty Pirates/The Ghosts/The Cut-Outs
HDIF Presents XII - Scarlet's Well/Helene/Pocketbooks/H Bird
HDIF Presents XIII - Lucky Soul/Irene/Language Of Flowers/Gresham Flyers
HDIF Presents XIV - I'm From Barcelona/Suburban Kids With Biblical Names/Strange Idols
HDIF Presents XV - Francois/Amida/The Steadies/The Darlings
HDIF Presents XVI - Butcher Boy/Stars Of Aviation/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XVII - Butcher Boy/Cats On Fire/Shimura Curves
HDIF Presents XVIII - Saturday Looks Good To Me/Lucky Soul Lounge Show/The School/Chris Bathgate
HDIF Presents XIX - Band Of Holy Joy/Rosie Taylor Project/The Crisps/Roadside Poppies
HDIF Presents XX - Cats On Fire/The Sunny Street/The Brights/Brontosaurus Chorus
HDIF Presents XXI - The Lodger/My Sad Captains/Arctic Circle/The Bikinis
HDIF Presents XXII - Butcher Boy/Brontosaurus Chorus/AWWBLOT?/Plans And Apologies
HDIF Presents XXIII - The Brunettes/The School/Wake The President/The Deirdres
HDIF Presents XXIV - Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter/Saturday Looks Good To Me/The Voluntary Butler Scheme
HDIF Presents XXV - Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter/Saturday Looks Good To Me/Rotifer
HDIF Presents XXVI - Stars Of Aviation/Brontosaurus Chorus/The Rocky Nest/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXVII - Even As We Speak/Mexican Kids At Home/Hong Kong In The 60s/The Give It Ups
HDIF Presents XXVIII - Darren Hanlon/The Understudies/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXIX - The Bank Holidays/Help Stamp Out Loneliness/The Mai 68s/Hissing At Swans
HDIF Presents XXX - Shrag/The Gresham Flyers/Bonne Idee/The Empty Set
HDIF Presents XXXI - Pelle Carlberg/The School/Arctic Circle/The Noughts And Crosses Band
HDIF Presents XXXII - The Madrigals/Electrophonvintage/The Puncture Repair Kit/Lost Left
HDIF Presents XXXIII - The Ballet/Help Stamp Out Loneliness/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXIV - Hearts!Attack/Mountain Parade/Moustache Of Insanity/Monster Bobby
HDIF Presents XXXV - Butcher Boy/The Empty Set
HDIF Presents XXXVI - Esiotrot/Hexicon/Allo Darlin'/Beacons
HDIF Presents XXXVII - Abdoujaparov/Brontosaurus Chorus/AWWBLOT?/The Ethical Debating Society
HDIF Presents XXXVIII - Butcher Boy/Cats On Fire/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXIX - Veronica Falls/The 18 Carat Love Affair/Mascot Fight/The Give It Ups
HDIF Presents XXXX - Pocketbooks/Northern Portrait/Standard Fare/Moustache Of Insanity
HDIF Presents XXXXI - White Town/Arthur And Martha/The Cavalcade/Honey Pine Dresser
HDIF Presents XXXXII - Tender Trap/MJ Hibbett & The Validators/Leaving Mornington Crescent/Hissing At Swans
HDIF Presents XXXXIII - God Help The Girl/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents XXXXIV - Allo Darlin'/This Many Boyfriends/Of Mice And Mental Arithmetic/King And The Olive Fields
HDIF Presents XXXXV - Betty And The Werewolves/I Know I Have No Collar/The Puncture Repair Kit/Enderby's Room
HDIF Presents XXXXVI - The Loves/The Mai 68s/King And The Olive Fields/Funsize Lions
HDIF Presents XXXXVII - Easter Sun/Red Shoe Diaries/Tigercats/The Sunny Street
HDIF Presents XXXXVIII - Stars Of Aviation/Moustache Of Insanity/The Werewandas/Tracey's Love
HDIF Presents XXXXIX - Tender Trap/Shrag/Betty & The Werewolves/Antarctica Takes It!/Pocketbooks
HDIF Presents L- Ray Rumours/The Madrigals
HDIF Presents LI - Lost Left/The Racket/Frozy/Panther Society
HDIF Presents LII - This Many Boyfriends/Evans The Death/The Werewandas/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LIII - The Leaf Library/The Understudies/Effort/Tiger And Panda

HDIF Presents LIV - Would-Be-Goods/Tigercats/A Fine Day For Sailing/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LV - The Sunny Street/The Heroes Of The Mexican Independence Movement/Clicky Bones/Frozy
HDIF Presents LVI - Shirley Lee/The Puncture Repair Kit/The Pony Collaboration/A Little Orchestra
HDIF Presents LVII - This Many Boyfriends/Tigercats/Haiku Salut/Tiny Birds
HDIF Presents LVIII - White Town/A Fine Day For Sailing/Fever Dream/Frozy
HDIF Presents LIX - A Little Orchestra/Shirley Lee/The Madrigals/Haiku Salut
HDIF Presents LX - Tender Trap/Knickers/Big Wave/Empty Set
HDIF Presents LXI - The Popguns/Joanna Gruesome/Owl + Mouse
HDIF Presents LXII - The Pooh Sticks/The Hobbes Fanclub/Violet Woods
HDIF Presents LXII - Flowers/Joyce The Librarian/Cosines/Joe Innes And The Cavalcade
HDIF Presents LXIII - Haiku Salut/Kate Goes/The Understudies/A Little Orchestra
HDIF Presents LXIII - Haiku Salut/The Middle Ones
HDIF Presents LXIV - Tyrannosaurus Dead/The Fireworks/The Drink/Owl & Mouse
HDIF Presents LXV - Cosines/Mascot Fight/EXPENSIVE/The Living End!
HDIF Presents LXVI - Comet Gain/Heathers/Fever Dream
HDIF Presents LXVII - The Flatmates/Chorusgirl/The Understudies
HDIF Presents LXVIII - Haiku Salut/Astronauts
HDIF Presents LXVIX - Haiku Salut/Jilk
HDIF Presents LXX - Haiku Salut/Owl & Mouse/Two White Cranes
HDIF Presents LXX! - Haiku Salut/Emma Kupa/Grawl!x
HDIF Presents LXXII - Haiku Salut/White Town
HDIF Presents LXXIII - Haiku Salut/Grawl!x
HDIF Presents LXXIV - Haiku Salut/Tiny Leaves