British Silent Film Festival

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Thu 12 Sep



A fantastic programme of rarely seen films beginning with an illustrated presentation on the British Pioneer Alf Collins, followed by some early sound films, a screening of the  delightful comedy classic from 1919, The Oyster Princess, Maurice Elvey’s WW1 film Comradeship (1919), the rarely seen Swedish film by Marice Stiller, Song of the Scarlett Flower (pictured) and ending with the wonderful Alley Cat (Hans Steinhoff, UK/Germany,  1929). For further details see below:



10am - 11.15am: From the Music Hall to Cinematograph

The life and work of Alf Collins and family, presented by Ray & Sylvia Spare


11.45am - 12.35pm: ABC in Sound

Presented by Bryony Dixon, film academic and author


1.30pm - 2.30pm: The Oyster Princess

Introduced by Margaret Deriaz, film programmer


3.15pm - 3.50pm: Peace on the Western Front

Introduced by Toby Haggith, Senior Curator at the Imperial War Museum


4.15pm - 5.45pm: Comradeship

Introduced by Lucie Dutton


6.15pm - 7.45pm: The Song of the Scarlet Flower


9.15pm - 10.30pm: The Alley Cat


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