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The screenings at the Barbican sell out fast, so get your ticket early. The UK premiere of a restored box office hit from 1924 starring Anny Ondra and Karel Lamač in the role of naïve orphan Nina and escaped convict Ivan. With live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil. In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina (Anny Ondra) serves customers in a coaching inn, quarrelling with its owner, while Ivan (Karel Lamač), who has been jailed for embezzlement, escapes from prison to bring medicine to his dying mother. Hiding from the pursuing police in the inn's cellar, Ivan meets Nina who falls for his good heart and piercing eyes and decides to help him. An ingeniously written script and the involvement of Der starke Vierer (The Strong Four) – one of the most distinctive creative teams to come out of early Czechoslovak cinema: director and actor Karel Lamač, cameraman Otto Heller, actress Anny Ondra and screenwriter Václav Wasserman – contributed to the international success of the film and opened the doors for Lamač and Ondra.
These look interesting: Maybe you think so to.... BFI says: What can Victorian film tell us about life in London in the last five years of Victoria’s long reign? Join us for six of the quirkier stories about the capital and early film, including a Thames-side tragedy, a tale of early film piracy, a near mishap with the Queen of England’s coffin, the search for London’s first film studio and more. With live accompaniment
The Artist is a 2011 French comedy-drama film in the style of a black-and-white silent film. Written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, the film stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932, and focuses on the relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress as silent cinema falls out of fashion and is replaced by the "talkies". This is a new event by London Silent Film Group member: Olly Ruff. So good to support. Collective Cinema is a new pop-up venture, screening films in south east London. It’s all about bringing people together to enjoy a movie in a unique venue. We are screening films in the iconic St Margaret’s Church, between Lewisham and Blackheath. Tickets from the website: (early April) www.collectivecinema.co.uk
London Silent Film Group (Summer Social) A chance to meet other members from the group in a informal setting... (with the best view of Tower Bridge your ever see) and talk about the films you have seen this year, would have loved to have seen or need to see. Holding this summer social meet up at The Angel pub in Rotherhithe is hopefully a simple way for the Group to meet and chat Silent Film. So look forward to seeing you on the day. Also remember we are on Twitter now: @SilentFilmGroup for all your Silent Film needs. Peter